The report, released Wednesday, recommends the state set aside money not just for new buildings, but repairs to the state's aging schools. It also calls for targeting money to projects to enhance school safety in the wake of shootings at Parkland and elsewhere.
The University of Pennsylvania removed the executive director of the Fels Institute this week and is restructuring the program. Some alumni and former staff members are worried.
"As a parent myself, I know this incident can cause alarm, but please rest assure[d] that your child's safety is our first and top priority," the Russell Byers principal wrote in a letter to parents.
Under Aspira's management, the combined fund balance of its five charter schools - two of which are facing nonrenewal - plummeted between 2014 and 2016, while management fees spiked, according to an audit released Wednesday.
Party like it's 1776? For black folks, back in 1776 there was no partying going on. That I can assure you.
"It's up to elected adults to take care of our kids," Mayor Kenney said. "Right now, only Philadelphia can secure this needed funding."
Barbara K. Altmann, an expert in medieval French literature and Canadian native, will become president this summer.
School massacres have become so frequent that there was a noticeable absence of the strong reactions expected after 10 students and adults were killed by a 17-year-old shooter last week in Santa Fe, Texas.
Daniel Greenstein, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation official, will become the new chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in September, charged with leading the 14-university system through a period of redesign.
Conestoga High School, CAPA, and Episcopal Academy also bagged multiple awards in two days of awards ceremonies, for the Greater Philadelphia Cappies and the new Philadelphia Independence Awards.
For the Philadelphia School District, ninth-grade academies are an area of focus and a planned $7.2 million investment next school year. Kensington High is in its second year of the model, and it has made a big difference, educators say.
A CAPA student reportedly learned through a Google search that that Jerez Stone-Coleman had a federal prison record for making threats against the Washington transit system and had been known as "Kidd Cole" on the MTV reality show Catfish, which shows people who create fake identities online.
By September, the aging school will be demolished and replaced with a community park, complete with walking trails, a gazebo and playgrounds.