Philly School Files Archive: July, 2011

Ackerman's departure a false rumor, district says

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I came back to town after a week's vacation to (yet another) rumor that Philadelphia Schools chief Arlene C. Ackerman is leaving the district... Read more

No 'golden parachute' for Ackerman, lawmaker says

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UPDATE, 4:10 p.m. A state lawmaker on Friday called for Mayor Nutter and Gov. Corbett to have Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman fired. Rumors... Read more

For some, tough to get a paycheck from Philly SD

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Some folks have had a hard time getting paychecks from the Philadelphia School District lately. More than 2,700 district employees were laid... Read more

Parent sues charter school that expelled kindergartener

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The parent of a Philadelphia girl has sued her charter school for expelling the five-year-old from kindergarten. It’s the second such... Read more

One Philly SD union has tentative deal for givebacks

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The Philadelphia School District and at least one of its unions have agreed to a contract modification that includes givebacks from employees... Read more

Community asks for an expansion at popular Philly school

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A seat in the kindergarten class of Penn Alexander, one of the Philadelphia School District’s best schools, has long been coveted. The... Read more

Pa. ed. chief orders more tests probed for possible cheating

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Pennsylvania Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis today said he has ordered all PSSA exams from 2009 on reviewed for possible testing improprieties... Read more

Summer school layoffs & reams of district documents

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Two things. THING ONE: One-hundred four summer school teachers have been laid off as a result of lighter-than-expected student attendance... Read more