Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.
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October 28, 2015
October 01, 2015
The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.
August 27, 2015
The district did not prove that the two principals were direct participants in the cheating that occurred at their respective schools, according to the arbitrator.
July 06, 2015
The funds will go toward programs supporting "READ! by 4th," a citywide campaign to have all of the city's children reading at grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade.
June 08, 2015
Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.
May 20, 2015
The districts and parents argue that state officials have failed to adequately fund schools so that students could meet standards in state-mandated curriculum.
May 20, 2015
Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.
March 27, 2015
The $2.89 billion lump sum budget proposed for the 2016 fiscal year still relies heavily on state and city funds that are still pending.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
March 03, 2015
The Democrat's proposed budget would restore the estimated $1 billion in education cuts made in the previous administration, and all school districts will receive more money.