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District says Feltonville School of Arts & Sciences needs an intervention

Its School Progress Report average has remained in the lowest category for three years in a row, but parents say they are happy with the staff and principal.

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Events marking 50th anniversary of student walkout wrap up with teach-in

Over three days, speakers sought to spark activism in a school district still plagued by racial inequality.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Darryl Murphy

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.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent breaking news

Rally outside District headquarters declares victory with end of SRC

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A history lesson on historic day for School Reform Commission

Former Superintendent David Hornbeck says the SRC's birth was linked to the 1967 student walkout and racism.

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Residents want elected school board members with skin in the game

Councilwoman Bass is holding town halls on replacing the SRC.

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How students and advocates joined forces for clean water

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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.

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Wearing Coates: Carver students living in Trump’s America

Student writers met with the acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates before a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania last week. Here are their reflections.

by Gabrielle Browne, James Hillyard, C’Essence Palmer and Tiffany Roberts commentary

On schools, Kenney decided the city can't wait any longer

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

WE caucus confronts white supremacy at fourth annual conference

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Kenney seeks local control, more money for schools

He offered ideas, but no plan for how to get the additional funding.

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Want to donate to Philly schools? New system makes it easy

Philly FUNDamentals allows anyone to easily find a school and project to support, said Mayor Kenney.

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Rules changed for school volunteers

They will no longer be "mandatory reporters" of suspected child abuse.

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District is pressed to disclose health data on every school after mold outbreaks

UPDATE: District officials say they have been transparent about school issues and effective in their response.

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New lottery system for Philly trade school admissions stokes debate

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa whyy news

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Wearing Coates: Carver students living in Trump’s America

Student writers met with the acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates before a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania last week. Here are their reflections.

by Gabrielle Browne, James Hillyard, C’Essence Palmer and Tiffany Roberts

Teachers speak out on District's new grading policy

Members of the Caucus of Working Educators question whether it will lead to more learning or inflate the graduation rate.

by Steve Petro, Amber Burnett, and Shaw MacQueen