Parents sue over state response to Philly school complaints

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A group of Philadelphia School District parents filed a lawsuit Tuesday saying the state education department has violated its legal obligation... Read more

All city schoolchildren now eligible for free meals

Every student who attends a Philadelphia School District school is now eligible for free breakfast and lunch, officials announced Thursday... Read more

Reported violence down in city schools

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Number of "Persistently Dangerous" schools in Philadelphia in 2008-09: 25 Number of "Persistently Dangerous" schools in Philadelphia this... Read more

Layoff notice issued to some district workers

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The fallout of the Philadelphia School District’s dismal financial situation continues: 17 central-office employees who provide support... Read more

William Penn HS sale to proceed

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The sale of William Penn High School to Temple University, blocked temporarily by a community group's legal action, will now go through, officials... Read more

Inside city schools, grim scenes

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4:15 p.m. Steve Flemming's third-grade classroom at the J.B. Kelly School hasn't been painted for 10 years. He has no bulletin boards. So... Read more

Philly schools will open on time; more cuts in store

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Philadelphia's public schools will open on time, Superintendent William R. Hite said Friday. To not open on Sept. 8 as scheduled "punishes... Read more

Teachers, others invited to overhaul city schools

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Have an idea for overhauling a city public school? The Philadelphia School District is listening. Officials on Tuesday announced the “School... Read more