At the SRC: Commission delays vote on district's policies

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At the behest of the community, the School Reform Commission has voted to table approving the district's policies to move ahead with policies... Read more

White teachers accuse administrators of racial discrimination

Four white Philadelphia elementary school teachers filed federal complaints last week alleging they experienced harassment and racial discrimination... Read more

Tomorrow's election closes schools for students, not staff

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Remember parents, your young charges don't have to report to school tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17. It's Election Day and only school staff is required... Read more

Oversight group says Ackerman reform plans are working

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The Accountability Review Council, an independent entity charged with monitoring the district’s reform efforts, will present a report... Read more

Also at the SRC: 75 percent use of properties by '11-12 is possible, district says

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Here's a little nugget of news from the SRC: the district expects to reach up to 75 percent utilization of their buildings by next school year... Read more

Ackerman protege heading to NYC for new post

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One of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s hens will soon leave the nest to fend for himself. David Weiner, associate superintendent of... Read more

Student chefs win big bucks for college

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Last year, I had the privilege to write about an impressive group of students who cooked their way into culinary arts programs in many of the... Read more

Comcast awards 29 Philly students scholarships this week

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Getting scholarship money for college almost always means extra pocket change for pizza, textbooks or for attending the frequent parties held... Read more