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Rebecca Klein

LOOK: Haunting Photographs Of Closed And Abandoned Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

The city that Katrina Ohstrom calls home is going through a crisis –- and she is determined to document it. After Philadelphia’s School Reform...

School Protestors In Philadelphia Mount Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Earlene Bly, 46, is fasting and quitting cigarettes at the same time, but she said the simultaneous cold turkeys aren't bothering her. Instead of focu...

From Istanbul to Rio to Philly, This Democracy Thing Is Broken

Will Bunch | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

In both Turkey and Brazil, it has been the reckless brutality of the security forces -- captured on smartphones and broadcast to a whole world that's watching -- that has caused the protests to grow. Will the United States go down the same road?

Real Solutions to Our Education Funding Crisis (VIDEO)

Brian Sims | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing.

Why Today's High Schools Could Use Perry Como's Brother

Thom Nickels | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Thom Nickels

When I went to Great Valley High, the world was not perfect but at least teachers and school administrators, and even most parents, had a shred of common sense.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers' Union Leader Handcuffed For Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking a school reform hearing i...

In Philly, The Struggle To Make High School Work Pits Sentiment vs. Data

Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

This story was reported through a partnership in education coverage between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. For almost ...

Ed Today: Marco Rubio Wants Education Reform, Rick Scott Proposes Teacher Raise

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Rubio-Style Reform? Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday that lawmakers must pay more attention to the "skills gap" between ...

Amid Cuts, Philadelphia To Close 37 Public Schools

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

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

Former Philadelphia Principal Details Destructive Impact Of Cheating

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 01.21.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. In July 2010, when Saliyah Cru...

New Cheating Concerns At Philadelphia School Met With 'Baffling' Response

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Last spring, amid vows from Ph...

Philadelphia Teacher Who Ridiculed Student For Wearing Mitt Romney T-Shirt Receives Death Threats

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Lynette Gaymon, the Pennsylvania teacher accused of ridiculing one of her sophomore geometry students for wearing a pink Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan T-shirt...

Philadelphia Teacher Compares Student's Mitt Romney Dress-Down Day T-Shirt To Wearing A KKK Shirt

Posted 10.05.2012 | Education

A Philadelphia high school sophomore says she didn’t want to go back to Charles Carroll High after a geometry teacher ridiculed her for wearing a pi...

News From Philadelphia: A Dramatic Drop

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

In Philadelphia, word comes from my colleague Donna Celano that the school year is not exactly starting out on the right foot. Currently, 53 public s...

Philadelphia Test Scores Drop With Tougher Anti-Cheating Measures

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

Following the implementation of unprecedented security measures to fight cheating, 2012 standardized test scores in Philadelphia dropped significantly...

In Philly, Principals From Schools Suspected Of Cheating Got Promoted

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. In 2009, Strawberry Mansion Hi...

Philly Charter Schools Impose 'Significant Barriers To Entry'

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. For years, parents have had to...

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 ...

District Still Funnels Millions Into Charter Sector Amid Fraud Charges

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks Even as federal investigators w...

Philly Charter School Mogul Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Philadelphia charter school mogul Dorothy June Hairston Brown was charged Tuesday -- along with four colleagues -- with defrauding three charter schoo...

Swift to Hear; Slow to Speak: A Message to TFA Teachers, Critics, and Education Reformers

Camika Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Camika Royal, Ph.D.

Philadelphians are strong. We endure. The school district of Philadelphia is the second oldest public school system in the United States of America. And throughout that almost 200-year history, our schools have faced some severe challenges.

Private Consultants Shape Public Schools Transformation, Shaving $50 Million

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

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

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why does there always seem to be enough money for military expansion, prisons, bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy, but not enough for education -- or for jobs, housing, healthcare, or old age pensions?

Fixing Philadelphia's Broken Pipeline To College

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, WHYY/NewsWorks, American Graduate: Let's Make it Hap...

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 ...