The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium, funded through a three-year grant from the William Penn Foundation, will provide research and analyses on education issues in the city. It will be a partnership between Research for Action, three of the city's research universities, and the city's regular and charter schools.
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August 20, 2014
August 15, 2014
Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.
August 06, 2014
The $265 million is essentially an advance on money the district was already scheduled to receive during the year. Even so, schools Superintendent William Hite gave no assurances that schools will open on time and renewed his call for state legislators to pass the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to plug the funding gap.
July 01, 2014
The state fiscal year in Pennsylvania began without a budget signed by the governor, but the Philadelphia school district is hoping its city will get permission to impose a $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes to help fund its struggling schools.
June 17, 2014
Chairman of the School Reform Commission William Green says he says a "prayer" every morning because he does not see how the funding crisis—now an annual rite of spring—could be fixed without the intervention of a higher power.
June 06, 2014
In a report this week by two state organizations, school districts said that despite an increase in state education aid this year, they will still have to raise local taxes.
June 03, 2014
The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.
May 30, 2014
The School Reform Commission decided not to pass the school budget, an action that violates the City Charter.
May 15, 2014
The Philadelphia City Council introduced legislation to extend to city's sales tax, which will raise $120 million in the first year for the school district.
December 10, 2013
Some of California's largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified, worry that millions of dollars for their low-income students are in jeopardy under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes each year.