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September 20, 2016

New Website to Compare Cities' Education Results Makes Debut

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

Urban Educators Stress Value of Big-City Schools Group

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

Pennsylvania Top Court Says Philadelphia Can't Cancel Teachers' Contract

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

Pennsylvania School Districts Face Continued Financial Burdens

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

Philadelphia Is Hiring Teachers, School Nurses, Counselors

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

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Could Shake Up Philadelphia Schools

The ruling could ultimately affect how the city manages school closings, teacher contracts, and decisions on charter schools.

January 14, 2016

Study Raises Questions About State Takeovers of Urban School Districts

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

Some Penn. Districts May Not Open After Christmas Due to State Budget Impasse

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.

October 28, 2015

Is a Local School Board in Philadelphia's Future?

Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.

October 01, 2015

Closures, Charter Conversions and New Schools Proposed in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.

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