Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.
All Blog Posts With Philadelphia Tag or Category
June 08, 2015
May 29, 2015
The Philadelphia district authorized $10 million in spending on approved blended-learning software, but skeptics worry about the lack of an instructional vision and comprehensive plan.
May 20, 2015
The districts and parents argue that state officials have failed to adequately fund schools so that students could meet standards in state-mandated curriculum.
May 20, 2015
Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.
April 01, 2015
Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students, with an inquiry-based approach and an emphasis on technology.
March 27, 2015
The $2.89 billion lump sum budget proposed for the 2016 fiscal year still relies heavily on state and city funds that are still pending.
March 23, 2015
An examination of ed-tech use in prestigious private schools prompts a big question: Would public school educators prefer abundant resources, or no standardized tests?
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
March 03, 2015
The Democrat's proposed budget would restore the estimated $1 billion in education cuts made in the previous administration, and all school districts will receive more money.
March 02, 2015
The move comes nearly two weeks after the commission approved five of 39 applications for new charter schools. The governor wanted all the applications denied.