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SRC approves nearly $100 million in contracts for online services and substitute teachers

The commissioners also moved Policy 406 ahead for review, despite fierce opposition from charters.

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At launch of city's new workforce strategy, a panelist stresses importance of hope

The effort aims to lift not only individuals, but also the city’s overall educational and economic attainment.

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Notebook raises $38,000 in matching funds, thanks to reader support

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Protesters seek 'working group' to draft policy on amending charters

The School Reform Commission is due to consider the policy Thursday. Several dozen charter advocates rallied outside District headquarters to protest, citing overreach and a lack of collaboration.

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Students and community members have a family talk during Black Lives Matter Week of Action

From social justice lessons to personal stories, organizers sought to reinforce the movement's 13 guiding principles.

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Philadelphia’s new spot for fresh fish is … in a school?

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Commentary: Philadelphia’s children deserve human teachers, not algorithms and data-mining

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On Super Bowl parade day, a look at how the Eagles give to the School District and kids

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Wolf emphasizes education, scales back funding ambitions in last budget address of term

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Charter operators press for changes in how schools are authorized

As Philadelphia prepares for its new school board, charter leaders are angling for independence from the District and pushing for friendly board members.

Two more schools will enter Turnaround Network

Four other low-performing schools will get extra resources for 'internal' turnaround.

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Caucus of Working Educators prepares for second annual Black Lives Matter week

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Chief academic officer Cheryl Logan departing to lead Omaha district

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Hundreds rally in City Hall for charter schools

They are seeking to influence who is chosen for the Board of Education and to get Council support in disputes with District regulations.

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Educators and mayor celebrate highest-scoring and most improved schools

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Changing course, governor asks courts to rule on Pa. education funding lawsuit

Republicans accuse him of playing politics in an election year. He is running for re-election, and at least one legislative leader, Mike Turzai, is vying to oppose him.

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SRC gives reprieves to Universal Vare, Memphis Street charters

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District reboots plan for lead stabilization after problems are discovered

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Six outlets in Philly team up to promote the importance of independent local news

Love local? #SupportPHLnews and the Philadelphia Independent Media Coalition.

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A private school just for foster children

Most kids arrive ‘mad at the world,’ the CEO says. ‘They want to know: Why are people not taking care of me?’

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More from Winter 2017: Foster care and education

Coding: The new literacy?

The city is launching a campaign to bring computer science to all students.

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Overcoming the obstacles to education

Foster children are more likely to drop out of school, research indicates. Many programs seek to ease their struggles.

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More from Winter 2017: Foster care and education

Nine new charter schools apply to open in Philly

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SRC votes to dissolve, taking first step toward local control of schools

The tally was 3-1, with one abstention. The School Reform Commission has governed the District for 16 years. A new Board of Education is expected to start on July 1.

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Panel says teachers aren't prepared to deal with trauma in children

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The city needs a transformation to improve education, not just a new school board

A former teacher and social impact strategist shares a bold vision for Philadelphia's future.

Lead testing of water in schools is finished

The overall picture in the District looks better, but some recent findings are alarming.

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Steel parents skeptical that a second turnaround would work any better

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McCall parent starts online petition to fix problems at school's 108-year-old building

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For parents, Infinite Campus is a temporary headache

They won't have their own logins to the new student info system until January. Teachers worry about the longer-term effects, however.

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Pa. Supreme Court reinstates principal accused in cheating scandal

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In victory for advocates, Supreme Court rules that school funding lawsuit can go ahead

Decision reverses longstanding view that courts should stay out of education funding and could lead to upheaval of the current system

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Pew report highlights disparities in high school selection process

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