Much media attention is being paid to the impact of charter schools on local districts in Pennsylvania as the state senate works to change the charter school law.
All Blog Posts With Philadelphia Tag or Category
November 22, 2013
November 21, 2013
Philadelphia schools could face a $400 million deficit for the 2014-2015 school year.
November 13, 2013
A report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania questions rates of suspensions and expulsions in the state.
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 16, 2013
Philadelphia plans to suspend some teacher seniority and pay provisions as it rehires staff through a $50 million borrowing scheme.
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 14, 2013
A stand-off has emerged between Philadelphia public schools and state Republican leaders as the city system grapples with financial problems.