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.
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August 16, 2016
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.
October 28, 2015
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
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.