Philly School Files Archive: September, 2011

On the playground, surviving budget cuts

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Last school year, I wrote about Playworks, a nonprofit that worked in 11 Philadelphia School District schools to structure activities for students... Read more

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment results

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education Thursday released the PSSA test scores for the 2010-11 school year that measure academic progress... Read more

Newest SRC member takes oath

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And now there are three. On Wednesday morning, Wendell Pritchett signed the oath that made him a member of the Philadelphia School Reform... Read more

SRC to meet with 3 members next week

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UPDATE, 2:05 p.m. It looks like Denise McGregor Armbrister is in line to run the newly-scheduled Oct. 5 SRC meeting. According to SRC policy... Read more

Education chat with Kristen Graham, noon today

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Chat today with Kristen Graham about the School District of Philadephia. The chat begins at noon. On mobile? Click here. Read more

Central, other local schools win U.S. Blue Ribbon award

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The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools today, and Philadelphia's Central High is a winner. The prestigious... Read more

Budget cuts hit district athletics

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The Philadelphia School District’s $629 million budget gap strikes again. News of how the cuts will affect students is slowly trickling... Read more

So how many teachers are still laid off?

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I've fielded this question from a number of folks recently: How many Philadelphia School District teachers are still laid off? You ask, I... Read more