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Philadelphia School System

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

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...

Are Public Ed Reform Groups Philanthropists Or Lobbyists?

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- School activists are using unusual tactics to fight a contested proposal to overhaul the nearly bankrupt Philadelphia school district:...

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 ...

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.