Phila. schools to dismiss early on Monday

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With an eye to the snowy forecast, Philadelphia School District officials have made the call to close schools early on Monday. All schools... Read more

Court: SRC can't cancel teachers' contract

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Commonwealth Court judges have handed a win to the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, ruling that the School Reform Commission cannot throw... Read more

Philly school $ trails other big cities

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Compared with big-city peers, the Philadelphia School District now spends less per pupil than almost any other education system in the country... Read more

Student die-in, long-term fiscal plan: SRC livetweets

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It's another busy day in Philadelphia School District land - on tap is an SRC meeting, a student die-in, and a five-year financial plan for... Read more

$100m in federal grants announced in Phila.

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U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on Thursday announced a $100 million competitive grant program - the largest in history, he said - that... Read more

In city schools, students 'die in'

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At three city schools, students staged "die-ins" on Friday to protest police brutality and racism. The Masterman die-in happened in a first-floor... Read more

School for the Deaf teachers unionize

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Teachers and support staff at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, a 195-year-old school in Germantown, want to unionize. The staff have... Read more

Finding the good

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On a visit to a Philadelphia School District school today (hi, Parkway Center City!), a familiar thought occurred to me: financial circumstances... Read more