In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.
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December 12, 2014
December 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs.
December 03, 2014
Philadelphia's expansion and creation of technology-rich, hands-on high schools were the focus of two segments this week on PBS NewsHour.
November 10, 2014
The lawsuit filed Monday by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Small and Rural Schools, and state's NAACP, argues that the state has failed to devise a funding mechanism to provide its public school students with a thorough and efficient education.
October 24, 2014
Incumbent GOP Gov. Tom Corbett is facing Democrat Tom Wolf in the race for Pennsylvania governor this year.
October 20, 2014
While the union has succeeded in temporarily blocking a requirement that its members contribute to their health benefits, broader questions about the school district's authority to make unilateral changes to employee contracts remain unsettled.
October 20, 2014
After a contract cancellation, teachers in Philadelphia will now have to pay for health insurance. What are the future implications of this move on both teachers and students?
October 17, 2014
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
October 07, 2014
The School Reform Commission cancelled the teachers' union contract on Monday, prompting backlash from some educators and other supporters of the union.
October 06, 2014
Seeking to lower health-care costs, the School Reform Commission took the drastic step of cancelling the contract. The move will likely need court approval.