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Education secretary challenges charter schools to cut back on suspensions

by Evie Blad education week

District cafeteria workers ratify two-year contract extension

The pact will now expire in 2019. Wages will rise for the lowest-paid members to nearly $13 an hour.

Longtime District spokesman Fernando Gallard to depart in August


Kenderton surrenders charter and returns to District control

The District says it will focus on teacher hiring, a principal search, and making IT upgrades.


Here's what education advocates can expect from the soda tax money in Year One

The pre-K budget for fiscal year 2017 will be $23.25 million.


SRC approves policy for gender-nonconforming students

In last meeting of school year, it also takes action on several charter matters and codifies the role of School Advisory Councils.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa

Philadelphia becomes first major U.S. city to pass sugary-drinks tax

City Council passed the 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax in a 13-4 vote.

by NewsWorks staff

Philly principals reject proposed contract by 'decisive margin'


Arthur Elementary playground to transform into outdoor learning lab


In latest twist, Kenderton may return to District control

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