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March 02, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Appoints New Head of Philly School Commission

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.

February 23, 2015

Philadelphia District Appeals Ruling That It Can't Cancel Teachers' Union Contract

The district says the court "misinterpreted and misapplied" the law in ruling that the district could not arbitrarily cancel the teachers' union contract.

February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves First New Charter Schools in Seven Years

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves Five New Charters After Intense Debate

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.

February 06, 2015

Changes in Seattle, Dispute Over Charter Expansion Costs in Philly & More

We look at the possible roll-back of four-day school week in Minnesota, dispute over the cost of charter expansion in Philadelphia, and supporting high-achieving, low-income students.

February 05, 2015

Group Offers Up $35 Million for Philadelphia Charter School Expansion

The head of the influential Philadelphia School Partnership told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he hopes the $35 million will "take the cost issue off the table for the district."

February 05, 2015

Philadelphia Education Group Offers $35 Million to Ease Charter Approvals

A report by an education advocacy group last month said that approving 40 new charter schools (the number has since declined to 39) could hike the district's charter payments to more than $1 billion annually.

January 22, 2015

'EduCon,' an Ed-Tech Conference Without Vendors, Set to Begin

The EduCon 2.7 gathering opens in Philadelphia this weekend with a focus on how educational technology and progressive pedagogy can be merged in schools.

January 22, 2015

Philly Teachers' Union Says Ruling Against District a Victory for Collective Bargaining

A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teachers'union contract and impose new terms.

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