Philly School Files Archive: February, 2013

Hite: need a more modern, professional teachers' contract

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A great deal has been said about the Philadelphia School District's initial contract proposal to the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. ... Read more

No seniority? No water fountains? More on the contract

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I’ve read the Philadelphia School District’s full list of demands from teachers, and it’s a doozy. (That’s on top of... Read more

District wants up to 13% salary cut, other big changes

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It's going to be a long summer. The Philadelphia School District wants its teachers to lengthen their workdays, give back up to 13 perent... Read more

9 more city schools to be overhauled; 3 to charters

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Three more low-performing city schools will be given to charters in the fall, and six more will be overhauled under Philadelphia School District... Read more

'Fired up' crowd storms SRC meeting over school closures

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UPDATE, 4:50 p.m. What was a largely quiet, perfunctory School Reform Commission meeting was just interrupted by perhaps 100 sign-waving,... Read more

Live-tweeting: 'Fired up' crowd storms SRC meeting

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UPDATE, 5:55 p.m. School closings are underway now, but not before protestors shut down North Broad Street to show their displeasure with... Read more

10 schools spared in revised closing list

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Ten schools would be spared closures or program mergers if new recommendations issued this morning by Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. are... Read more

No heat at Huey?

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For about two weeks, the heat was out in much of Samuel B. Huey Elementary School in West Philadelphia, a teacher told me. As of Monday, it... Read more