Philly School Files Archive: April, 2013

Teachers at Philly charter unionize

Comment icon 0 Comments
After a significant two-year battle, teachers at the New Media Technology Charter School in West Oak Lane have voted to unionize, the Pennsylvania... Read more

$6 million awarded to grow district schools

Comment icon 0 Comments
A city nonprofit with growing clout will spend $6 million to expand two successful public schools and turn another Philadelphia School... Read more

Lockdown at North Phila. school lifted

Comment icon 0 Comments
Bethune Elementary School, on Old York Road in North Philadelphia, was on lockdown for an hour this morning after staff observed a trespasser... Read more

Doomsday budget for schools / SRC meeting

Comment icon 0 Comments
(Scroll down for live-tweet coverage) 6 p.m. (Update from briefing with superintendent, chief financial officer) If the “catastrophic”... Read more

SRC: revamping vocational ed

Comment icon 0 Comments
Hi, all. Tonight, I'll be livetweeting the School Reform Commission's strategy/policy/planning meeting, which will tackle the subject of career... Read more

Group wants Philly teacher, principal reforms

Comment icon 0 Comments
A newly-formed umbrella group of many of the city’s leading education nonprofits hopes to affect the upcoming Philadelphia teachers’... Read more

Livetweeting school closing hearings

Comment icon 0 Comments
Tonight, the School Reform Commission will be hearing from parents, teachers and community members in two more formal school closing hearings... Read more

Report of gun prompts lockdown at 2 city schools

Comment icon 0 Comments
Two city schools in Feltonville were locked down and police besieged a home in the neighborhood Thursday after four students reported a woman... Read more