SRC denies six charters and approves one with conditions

by Greg Windle and Dale Mezzacappa

Center stage: Eagles' Jason Kelce shows off his musical chops at Central High

The Super Bowl champion center picked up his high school saxophone and joined in with student musicians.


City releases the names being considered for school board posts

Some applied, and some were submitted by others. The nominating panel will recommend 27 candidates to the mayor on Monday.

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SRC plans vote on seven new charter applications today


As Philly kids learn to read, ‘coaches’ help them along

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Case tests whether districts must protect students from bullying under Pa. law


Survey: Residents want improvements in school climate, literacy, and investment in the arts

More than 3,000 people filled out a citywide questionnaire about Philadelphia schools.

District is giving parents more time to sign up for universal pre-K

Kenney opposes Council resolution to set high bar for removing Board of Ed members

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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.


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.

by Jane M. Von Bergen

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.


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.


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


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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SRC gives reprieves to Universal Vare, Memphis Street charters


District reboots plan for lead stabilization after problems are discovered


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

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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?’

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.


Overcoming the obstacles to education

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

More from Winter 2017: Foster care and education

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


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Lead testing of water in schools is finished

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


Steel parents skeptical that a second turnaround would work any better


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


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.


Pa. Supreme Court reinstates principal accused in cheating scandal


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