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Philadelphia Schools Crisis

Philadelphia District Cancels Its Teachers' Contract

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and forces them to s...

Despite Layoffs, Philadelphia Opens New Schools

AP | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials in Philadelphia say the opening of three new high schools shows the troubled district is trying to innovate even while ...

Philadelphia Schools Get $45 Million From Governor Corbett

AP | KATHY MATHESON and MARC LEVY | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett says he's releasing $45 million for the Philadelphia schools that his administration had ...

Philadelphia Schools Open After Layoffs And Budget Cuts

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — The city's struggling public schools opened a new term Monday with larger classes and smaller staffs, leaving many to wonder how ...

After Crisis, Philly Students Head Back To School

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Before they start the school year together, the staff at the Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts will grieve: They...

Rebecca Klein

Young Students Hold Memorial Service For Closing School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

In the Philadelphia neighborhood of Fairhill, it is not uncommon for residents to honor victims of violence with outdoor shrines and memorials. So whe...

In Philadelphia, Those Fasting For School Safety Greet Their 8th Day Of Hunger

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Ten thousand unused musical instruments. No sports or art programs. No assistant principals, counselors, cafeteria aides or secretarie...