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November 05, 2014

Election Results Could Bring Relief to Phila. Schools; Leadership Stability to D.C.

Philadelphia officials hope a new governor will bring some financial relief, while Washington's new mayor has pledged to keep schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.

October 17, 2014

Philly Teachers' Union Issues Legal Response to Contract Cancellation

The union, angry over the district's unilateral move to cancel the teachers' contract, is asking for the dispute to be moved to Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas

July 14, 2014

Arne Duncan Says Philadelphia District 'Starved for Resources'

The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."

January 21, 2014

Philadelphia Cheating Probe Implicates More Than 130 Educators

A state criminal investigation is also under way, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 20, 2013

Will Pennsylvania Governor Help Rescue Philly Schools?

Gov. Tom Corbett says he is seeking help from the federal government on behalf of the financially strapped Philadelphia schools.

April 25, 2013

Philadelphia Schools Prepare for Budget Cuts

Philadelphia's schools brace for possible "doomsday" budget cuts.

March 08, 2013

Philadelphia Officials Vote to Shutter 23 Schools

The single wave of closures is believed to be one of the biggest in the nation.

October 29, 2012

Philadelphia District's Response to Cheating Questioned

During the first year of stricter test-security measures in the 146,000-student Philadelphia school district, the district's handling of new allegations of cheating in one Philadelphia school was "baffling", according to WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

October 17, 2012

School Closings, Charter Schools, and Empty Buildings

What happens to school buildings after schools close? In some districts, it's tied up in the politics of charter schools.

March 17, 2010

Phila. School District Examines Weighted-Student Funding

The Philadelphia school district may begin using a weighted-student funding formula in its schools.


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