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SRC to city, state leaders: Show us the money

by newsworks

District releases new Annual Charter Evaluations

This year, the ACEs include more information, comparisons and data


Female teachers at SLA plan absence for 'A Day Without a Woman'

Teachers at a second school, Taylor Elementary, say they will also participate. The District issued a statement saying: "All students and teachers are expected to be in school throughout the school day."


Get HYPE Philly! wins national award for helping families lead healthier lives

by Camille DeRamos

Study: Pa. is 'Wild West' of property taxes

The report from EdBuild found that an absence of state guidance results in little relationship between tax burden and ability to pay. Proposed legislation would eliminate property taxes altogether, but would not solve the inequity problem.


Pa. has done nothing about lead levels in schools, report says

Philadelphia was acknowledged for its own abatement effort.


GOP leaders in Pa. Senate staunchly defend Eichelberger

After the Education Committee chair made comments about "inner city" students, Sen. Vincent Hughes said he was not fit for that post. Eichelberger, in turn, cited "fake news" and blasted Hughes on his website.


Students, parents upset over transfer of Kensington Health Sciences principal

The District's plan to overhaul 11 struggling schools drew complaints. The SRC also approved an expansion for FACTS Charter School.


Philly announces fate of 11 schools slated for turnaround

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent newsworks

SRC to vote today on new charter applications

by the Notebook
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