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Philadelphia School District

More And More Students Are Refusing To Take Standardized Tests

ASSOCIATED PRESS | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned; (b) demanding change; (c) pulling tens of thou...

In Controversial Vote, Philadelphia Adds More Charter Schools

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest ...

Philadelphia Students Leave Class To Show Support For Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

A group of Philadelphia public school students skipped class Wednesday morning to protest the school district's cost-cutting cancellation of teacher l...

Philadelphia Schools Will Be Opening On Time, Despite Major Budget Cuts

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

By Sean Landis PHILADELPHIA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's cash-strapped public schools will open on schedule in three weeks afte...

Girl's Death Linked to School Budget Cuts?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

If not for Philadelphia School District budget cuts, one father thinks his child may still be alive. Daniel Burch said his daughter, 12-year-old L...

Evidence Shows State-Test Cheating Likely Far Worse Than Revealed

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. The scope of the Philadelphia ...

64 Schools To Close Amid Impending Dissolution Of Philadelphia District

| Dale Mezzacappa | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. District staff and consultants are recommending a sweeping overhaul of ...