Facing criticism, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will consider other names for the academy planned for the Near North side neighborhood.
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September 19, 2014
September 04, 2014
Philly school news roundup: No schools made the list of those considered persistently dangerous; the family of a 12-year-old girl who died after falling ill at school last year sues the district; and the district offers free lunch and breakfast to all students.
August 28, 2014
The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.
August 27, 2014
The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.
August 25, 2014
The school district, which serves about 11,200 students, postponed opening because of the protests following the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black teenager who was shot by a white police officer.
August 22, 2014
The school board was expected to choose between two candidates this week, but could not muster the five-vote super-majority needed to hire and fire a superintendent. It's back to the drawing board.
August 20, 2014
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.
August 19, 2014
Officials cited continuing unrest in the city, following the death of an 18-year-old unarmed African-American man, in deciding again to postpone the start of the school year.
August 18, 2014
As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.
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.