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District sells, refinances bonds for improvements after Wall Street upgrades risk ratings

Credit agencies say the increased savings from open positions helped boost the financial outlook. They also issued a warning about charter school enrollment's upward trend.


Requiem for the old reliable school vending machine?

About 10 years ago, the District made over a half-million dollars in vending machine commissions. But the snack dispensers are declining in revenue and popularity.


District relaunches student-run television studio

by Lane Whitman

Philly's state test scores are largely flat in second year of tougher PSSAs

The results, from 2015-16, do show some progress for high-schoolers.


Despite challenges, Hite optimistic about future of District

Gov. Wolf visits Philly to talk education funding, tout record

Superintendent Hite joined the governor at Baldi Middle School.


With new middle school, Science Leadership Academy looks to prove itself

Like SLA, the new school will focus on project-based learning where students pose and solve their own problems.


School year opens with optimism and one big cloud

The District and its teachers are still at war, although Mayor Kenney said that his office has gotten involved in an effort to bring about a settlement.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Darryl Murphy

Education activists raise questions about SRC member's appearance on MSNBC

Jimenez was portrayed as an 'undecided voter,' not as a public official or Republican.


Philly to test for lead in water at 40 District schools

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