City test scores down; fewer than half meet standards

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The results of the Philadelphia School District's 2014 state exams are in: overall, city students' performance dipped slightly. Both reading... Read more

School district deficit? Yes, and no

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With the passage of the all-important cigarette tax - expected to be signed into law this morning by Governor Corbett - does the Philadelphia... Read more

Abolish the SRC? Not yet, Green says

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Eliminate the School Reform Commission? Not so fast, Chairman Bill Green said. Responding to a City Council vote to place on the November... Read more

SRC livetweets: school building sales

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As always, I'll be livetweeting the School Reform Commission meeting, scheduled to begin at 5:30. A number of closed school buildings, including... Read more

Teachers' union furious over Council maneuver

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Leaders from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and its national arm came out swinging against City Council on Friday. The union chiefs... Read more

Teacher, stabs self in hotel room, dies

A Philadelphia School District teacher has died after stabbing herself mutltiple times in a hotel room on Thursday, officials said. The... Read more

PSP grant to fund Carver HS expansion

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A top Philadelphia School District magnet will expand next fall. A $147,000 grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership is helping to paying... Read more

Principal surrenders credentials in cheating scandal

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A former Philadelphia principal has surrendered his state education credentials in connection with a cheating scandal. Arthur "Larry" Melton... Read more