Where's Kristen?

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It will be rather silent around these parts for a few months, as I'm taking a few months off to have a baby. In my absence, my colleagues... Read more

Jerry Jordan easily wins new term as PFT head

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Longtime teachers' union president Jerry Jordan cruised to victory Wednesday, capturing a new four-year term as head of the powerful Philadelphia... Read more

State: Some Philly schools deficient

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education has declared deficient curricula at four Philadelphia schools where parents complained to the state... Read more

Philly schools: No cash after Jan. 29?

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With an ongoing stalemate over the state budget (deadline: June 30) in Harrisburg, finances remain precarious for many agencies that depend... Read more

Supt. Hite to get 5-year contract extension

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William R. Hite Jr., Philadelphia's schools superintendent since 2012, will get a five-year contract extension. The resolution to extend Hite... Read more

Amid violence, Washington HS principal out

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Amid a school culture where fights, assaults and arrests had become the norm, Philadelphia School District officials have removed the principal... Read more

Sub contract changes, SRC livetweets

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It's been another newsy day for the Philadelphia School District. Earlier, officials announced that they were amending - not cancelling -... Read more

Sub firm's responsibilities reduced by Philly

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Source4Teachers, the New Jersey firm hired to fix the Philadelphia School District's substitute-teaching problem, has struggled since the beginning... Read more