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SRC ignores pleas to take a vote on disbanding itself


Principals' union and District reach tentative pact

A vote is scheduled for next Thursday.


Wolf, Rivera announce reduction in time spent on Pa. tests


Activists press for SRC to disband itself, push mayor to start the process


District updates immunization requirements in line with new Pa. policy

High school seniors need an additional MCV vaccine. Children must get a fourth polio inoculation.

by Greg Windle

The charter bump: Philly researcher finds charters boost public schools ... in NYC


Van Jones' We Rise tour visits Philadelphia

With a mix of music and discussion, the event focused on the scourge of mass incarceration


Pa. unveils new school accountability system that puts less emphasis on standardized testing


With Cheyney University on the brink, backers rally in Philadelphia


Washington High, Gompers added to community schools

That makes 11 total. Fewer schools were chosen than originally planned, due to continued litigation over the soda tax.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent
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