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It has been a long time since the School Reform Commission looked anything like the savior of Philadelphia public schools it was envisioned to be when it was created in 2001. The SRC's ties to Harrisburg, rather than giving it clout, too often seem to float in the wind like loose strings.
Palmer Leadership Charter School filed an emergency petition in Common Pleas Court seeking district funds to avert closing.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Thursday night to sell 11 shuttered school buildings - including Germantown High - in a group of transactions that would net just $2 million.
In one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. law school, Drexel University said Wednesday that Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline would give the eight-year-old school $50 million to bolster its effort to reach the top ranks of legal education.
Two gun bills are moving through Harrisburg
Saliyah Cruz, a dynamic educator whom officials were counting on to help build a new kind of high school, is leaving the Philadelphia School District, she confirmed Wednesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey high school teacher faces additional charges of having sex with students.
A new Philadelphia education group is on the scene. On the airwaves, in print ads, and online, an organization called PhillySchoolChoice.com says it aims to build a coalition of parents to spread the word that charter schools, Catholic schools, and district magnet schools are options for city students.
Lawyers for Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School and the school district are in negotiations and asked for the hearing to be rescheduled. The school will continue to operate.
A fund-raising campaign launched by students in California to support the Neshaminy High School student newspaper reached its goal of $2,400 in fewer than two days.
Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham takes your questions about the Philadelphia School District from 5 to 6 p.m. today.
Eliminate the School Reform Commission? Not so fast, says its chairman, Bill Green. Responding to a City Council vote Thursday to place on the November ballot a nonbinding question asking Philadelphia voters whether they want schools returned to local control, Green was emphatic: The SRC isn't going away yet, and he's not threatened by Council's move.
You know that non-binding ballot referendum City Council approved Thursday to ask voters if the School Reform Commission should be abolished?
It has been a long time since the School Reform Commission looked anything like the savior of Philadelphia public schools it was envisioned to be when it was created in 2001. The SRC's ties to Harrisburg, rather than giving it clout, too often seem to float in the wind like loose strings.
X.J. Kennedy, an eminent poet, has heard repeatedly how important the West Chester University Poetry Conference is to the writers who attend.
By his own admission, Jachai May, 16, is obsessed with his tech gadgets. "So much WiFi, so little time," the Germantown teenager opined.
When Kimberly Wright Cassidy became interim president of Bryn Mawr College last year, she started a new tradition at the 129-year-old institution: the Pop Up.
Two gun bills are moving through Harrisburg
A Long Island school district says it's considering disciplinary and legal action against students shown on Twitter wearing shirts spelling out "rape."
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey high school teacher faces additional charges of having sex with students.
Lawyers for Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School and the school district are in negotiations and asked for the hearing to be rescheduled. The school will continue to operate.
A new Philadelphia education group is on the scene. On the airwaves, in print ads, and online, an organization called PhillySchoolChoice.com says it aims to build a coalition of parents to spread the word that charter schools, Catholic schools, and district magnet schools are options for city students.
Palmer Leadership Charter School filed an emergency petition in Common Pleas Court seeking district funds to avert closing.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Thursday night to sell 11 shuttered school buildings - including Germantown High - in a group of transactions that would net just $2 million.
Claiming that the company managing Camden County College's facilities maintenance and custodial care has failed to do its job, representatives from the faculty and staff union asked the county freeholders Thursday to rehire employees who were laid off.
Saliyah Cruz, a dynamic educator whom officials were counting on to help build a new kind of high school, is leaving the Philadelphia School District, she confirmed Wednesday.
In one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. law school, Drexel University said Wednesday that Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline would give the eight-year-old school $50 million to bolster its effort to reach the top ranks of legal education.
When Kimberly Wright Cassidy became interim president of Bryn Mawr College last year, she started a new tradition at the 129-year-old institution: the Pop Up.
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