A state criminal investigation is also under way, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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January 21, 2014
January 13, 2014
After shutting down 30 schools over the last two years, education officials in the city have decided to spare the district from additional closures in 2014.
November 21, 2013
Philadelphia schools could face a $400 million deficit for the 2014-2015 school year.
October 16, 2013
The money, which was earmarked for the district during this summer's budget crisis but withheld for political reasons, will allow the school district to rehire some 400 staff members.
September 17, 2013
A new survey finds that most Philadelphians think the schools are only doing a fair or poor job, and most blame state and city leaders rather than school officials.
September 03, 2013
Contract negotiations continue in Philly; millions in state aid hang in the balance.
August 28, 2013
Faced with a huge budget deficit, Philadelphia school officials say they need pay cuts and other concessions from the teachers' union before schools can open next month.
August 15, 2013
Mayor Michael Nutter has ordered the city finance agency to take out a $50 million loan on behalf of the school system so that schools may open on time and safely.
August 08, 2013
Philadelphia schools won't be able to open on time if they don't receive more funds, superintendent William Hite said today.
July 01, 2013
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