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William Hite

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 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...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Back To School In Philly: 'The Kids Were A Little Bit Stunned'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- All eyes were on the City of Brotherly Love Monday as students and teachers returned to its massively diminished public schools for th...

Joy Resmovits

Can This Giant School District Open Its Doors This Fall?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The parents of Philadelphia are in limbo. While back to school season has come to be reviled, Philadelphians are praying that it'll arrive in their ci...

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...