About 500 people submitted their names or were nominated for one of the nine spots on the new Philadelphia school board, the first to oversee the district since the state seized control in 2001.
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April 04, 2018
January 30, 2018
Lobster rolls and Philly cheesesteaks are on the line. It's not clear if the winner has to make the six-hour trip between the two cities to hand-deliver the goods.
January 24, 2018
The NFL made the decision after Eagles players Chris Long and Lane Johnson took to Twitter to nudge the league to follow to lead of Johnson, who donated the proceeds from his own underdog-themed gear to the district's not-for-profit arm, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
November 17, 2017
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to dissolve itself, the first step in ending 16 years of state control of the city's school system.
November 02, 2017
Mayor James Kenney says a local board to govern the city's public schools would be appointed, making him ultimately accountable for the success or failure of the district.
October 19, 2017
The Eagles defensive end will donate his salary for the remaining 10 games this season to groups in Boston, St. Louis, and Philadelphia that support "educational equity and opportunity."
August 21, 2017
Through a pilot program with the city, the Philadelphia school district will add social workers at 22 schools, with the goal of some day expanding the program to all schools.
May 15, 2017
Tennessee's education commissioner, along with the superintendents in Camden, N.J., Philadelphia, and Louisiana's Recovery School District are the newest members of Chiefs for Change.
January 27, 2017
An in-depth review of Philadelphia school district's 300-plus schools, athletic facilities, and other district-owned buildings revealed that the district may need to spend nearly $5 billion to make repairs, according to a the Philadelphia Inquirer.
December 19, 2016
The donation to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia will go toward "The Right Books Campaign," a literacy initiative that aims to put books in K-3 classrooms across the city.