Philly School Files Archive: June, 2011

Rally for accelerated schools; state rep. talks "Ackerman problem"

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Students and elected officials gathered in the sweltering heat Thursday to demand that the Philadelphia School District restore funding to... Read more

Mayor Nutter, other officials to make "education announcement"

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This just in! Mayor Nutter, Pa. Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis, SRC Chairman Robert L. Archie Jr and Superintendent Arlene Ackerman will... Read more

News from the SRC; legislator calls for elected school board

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Hi, all. Today's SRC meeting, which I'll be live Tweeting, begins at 2 p.m. The agenda doesn't give us many clues about what to expect, but... Read more

Ackerman: Caught on camera?

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I think we’ll all agree that things at the Philadelphia School District are just a little...charged at the moment, with a $629 million... Read more

Updated: Layoff notices on hold for now, judge rules

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UPDATE, 6 p.m. - The district says in a press release that 3,024 employees total will be given layoff notices. Among those, 1,523 are teachers... Read more

Full-day K to be restored in Philly

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UPDATE: SEPTA and the Philadelphia School District have said that there is a "basic framework to continue providing Transpasses for the schoolchildren... Read more

Live chat on Philly schools June 6

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Have questions about the School District of Philadelphia? Share them with Inquirer schools reporter Kristen Graham and Baruch Kintisch with... Read more

Early dismissal blues

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So, as a former Philly public school student, I can tell you first-hand that hot weather + Philadelphia School District buildings = not a good... Read more