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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 District Cancels Its Teachers' Contract

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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...

Philadelphia Schools Are Closer To Getting Help From Cigarettes

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's school system drew nearer to a badly needed infusion of cash with a unanimous Pennsylvania House committee vot...

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...

5 Educators Charged In Philadelphia Test Cheating Scandal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A city principal and four teachers helped young children cheat on standardized tests by changing their answers and reviewing que...

Philadelphia Schools Accused Of Discriminatory Hair Policy

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city's school district has been accused in a federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice of discriminating against an...

Philadelphia Schools Consider Universal Enrollment Model

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When it's time to enroll in school in Philadelphia, students face a bewildering array of choices: Neighborhood public school? Cy...

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...

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...

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 ...