The Danaher Lynch Family Foundation is giving $5 million to Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills.
Angelique and Ira Smith, former Agora Cyber parents who were defendants in a defamation suit filed by one-time charter mogul Dorothy June Brown, have sued her charging malicious prosecution.
Samuel Casey Carter, founding CEO of the foundation that manages 17 Catholic high schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will leave Dec. 31. The foundation said it will seek a replacement.
Girard College President Clarence "Clay" D. Armbrister to step down in December to lead Johnson C. Smith University, an Historically Black College in Charlotte, N.C.
The nonprofit's scholarships will provide aid for private school tuition for four years, awarded by lottery from the pool of qualified candidates.
Pennsylvania school districts may be able to reduce some expenses when students enroll in charters, but they still face significant financial costs long after those students have gone, according to a report by Research for Action.
Sylvia Simms, a longtime parent advocate and former member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, will be the first executive director of Educational Opportunities for Families.
One of the former top academic officials has sued the nonprofit that operates five charter schools, sayingshe was wrongfully fired for supporting a complaint an employee had filed against the CEO.
The proposed contract is a first for part-time faculty.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the union that represents lay teachers at Catholic high schools are hoping to wrap up negotiations for a new contract ahead of next week's start of school. The 17 Catholic high schools enroll more than 12,000 students.
Philadelphia Police find the stolen bust of a Union general under Interstate 95/
Burlington City man charged with murdering juvenile, injuring two others in Cherry Hill shooting.
The Philadelphia School District has settled the final lawsuit stemming from a $7.5 million no-bid contract for surveillance cameras. It spent more than $7 million on four cases stemming from the 2010 contract.
New Foundations Charter High School teachers approve.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could help school districts - especially Philadelphia - when charter schools seek to expand their enrollment.
Karen M. Whitney is named.
Martha Woodall has been an Inquirerreporter since 1982. She covers K-12 education with a focus on Philadelphia district, charter, and nonpublic schools, and investigative stories.