Philly School Files Archive: December, 2011

Cuts to Philly's Promise Academies

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Tucked in today's story about "Occupy 440" - a group of school nurses' protest against the Philadelphia School District's latest round of budget... Read more

Philly school nurses "Occupy 440"

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Waving signs and chanting “save our nurses,” about 50 people gathered outside Philadelphia School District headquarters today to... Read more

Feather Houstoun confirmed to SRC

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And then there were five. Feather Houstoun was just confirmed as a School Reform Commission member by the state Senate. The former William... Read more

Ackerman: I did not order pay raises Matthews gave out

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In an e-mail to the Inquirer, former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman has said she did not order pay raises given to some Philadelphia School... Read more

Philly schools rely on Wharton's knowledge

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A byproduct of the Philadelphia School District’s draconian budget cuts? Educators have to get creative. So when the offer of a free... Read more

Phila. schools' HR Chief is out

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Estelle Matthews, the Philadelphia School District's Human Resources chief, is out. It's not yet clear the circumstances surrounding her departure... Read more

Report: Vacant Philly schools a hazard

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Left to languish, some Philadelphia School District buildings have become dangerous neighborhood eyesores, a review of vacant school properties... Read more

New Phila. Safe Schools Advocate named

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Kelley Hodge, who was until recently assistant chief of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Juvenile Court Unit, has just been named Philadelphia's... Read more