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.
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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.
September 20, 2016
The interactive "State of Our Cities" website, released Tuesday by the George W. Bush Institute, provides comparable education data for 114 cities across more than a dozen indicators.
August 29, 2016
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
August 16, 2016
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.
June 07, 2016
In a new survey, 85 percent of Pennsylvania school districts said they planned to raise taxes for the next school year, and a majority said that the $200 million in new education funding will not be enough to restore cuts made in recent years.
March 17, 2016
Superintendent William Hite has said that he wants to hire a nurse and counselor in every school. That plan depends on state funding.
February 17, 2016
The ruling could ultimately affect how the city manages school closings, teacher contracts, and decisions on charter schools.
January 14, 2016
The Pew Charitable Trust analysis found that no form of school governance provides a surefire way to address the academic and fiscal issues that many districts face.
December 10, 2015
As budget talks drag on in the state capital, two Pennsylvania school districts say they may extend the Christmas break because they are running out of money.