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March 25, 2014

Philadelphia Will Skirt Seniority in Staffing

Philadelphia's superintendent has imposed new rules for the upcoming school year that will allow principals to disregard seniority as the sole criteria in hiring and assignment decisions.

March 07, 2014

Innovative Schools Coming to Baton Rouge, Philadelphia

Those cities, along with several other across the United States, are exploring innovative schools as a way to compete with charter schools.

February 25, 2014

Changes Coming to Charters in N.Y.C., D.C., and Philadelphia

Charter schools in three of the nation's largest school districts are facing changes to how they operate.

February 11, 2014

Philadelphia Suburbs Lacking High-Quality Pre-K, Studies Say

Moving to the suburbs of Philadelphia in search of high-quality pre-K programs won't necessarily mean they're accessible, a series of four new studies state.

January 21, 2014

Philadelphia Cheating Probe Implicates More Than 130 Educators

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

January 13, 2014

Philadelphia Won't Close Down Schools This Year

After shutting down 30 schools over the last two years, education officials in the city have decided to spare the district from additional closures in 2014.

January 07, 2014

Mapping Project Shows Philadelphia Pre-K Needs, Prompts Funding

After seeing a geographic map that pinpointed community needs for at-risk preschool populations, Philadelphia providers are offered $1 million.

December 27, 2013

Changes May Be Coming to Charters in New York City, Philadelphia

The new year could bring changes to the charter school landscape in both New York City and Philadelphia, while controversy surrounds a Chicago charter approval.

November 25, 2013

Legislators, Educators in Pa. Embroiled in Charter Debate

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.

November 21, 2013

Philadelphia Schools Face Another Impending Budget Crisis

Philadelphia schools could face a $400 million deficit for the 2014-2015 school year.

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