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Philadelphia High School Dropouts And The Job Market: No Diploma, No Job

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 04.08.2012 | 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...

Pennsylvania Teacher Working For Free Gets Surprise On Ellen Degeneres Show

Posted 04.03.2012 | Education

Teachers from the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania made the news when they opted to continue teaching for free, after the distr...

Teacher From Troubled District To Sit WIth Michelle Obama During State Of The Union, Write HuffPost Blog

Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

When the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania was drained of funding, officials realized they couldn't afford to pay its staff afte...

Crisis In Chester Upland: Putting Private Profits Above Student Success

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

While the sad saga of the Chester Upland district seems unique, it actually reflects some troubling trends that are all too common in public education today.

Still Full of Life, 114-Year-Old Philadelphia School Faces Closure

| Benjamin Herold and Jessica Kourkounis | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY's Newsworks. Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School, now 114 years...

Zachary Stalberg: Suspicion Surrounds $1 Million Philly Chief Buyout

| Zachary Stalberg | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Zachary Stalberg, president and CEO of Philadelphia government watchdog...

Philly Superintendent Blames Her $905,000 Departure On Political Missteps

Education Week | Christina Samuels | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Arlene Ackerman, who resigned Monday as superintendent of the 155,000-student Philadelphia district, said in an interview with Education Week Wednesda...

Philadelphia Superintendent: Fire Me, I Dare You

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Kristen A. Graham | Posted 10.19.2011 | Education

Making a defiant and emotional stand Thursday, embattled Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman dared her bosses to make a decision on ...

Philly Has Nation's Most Separate And Unequal Schools, Chicago, New York, Follow

City Paper | Daniel Denvir | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

Two new studies show that the Philadelphia region is one of the most separate and unequal when it comes to neighborhoods and schools for blacks, white...

How School Districts Facing Cheating Allegations Are Moving Forward

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

Three year-round elementary schools opened for classes in Atlanta today without problems, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Two of the thre...

26 Philly Schools To Lose Full-Service Kitchens

Philadelphia Inquirer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

Hot, healthy lunches may be a thing of the past for some children as the Philadelphia School District closes kitchens at 26 elementary and middle scho...

Philadelphia Students Voice Frustration Over School Violence, Lack Of Leadership

Philadelphia Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

West Philadelphia High School students told the School Reform Commission yesterday that poor leadership and disorganization sparked a resurgence of vi...