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Students say state's treatment of Philadelphia schools a form of violence

By Peak Johnson on Dec 19, 2014 02:18 PM

Students gathered at the School District's headquarters late Thursday afternoon to participate in a "die-in" to protest the grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. They also honored the death of Laporshia Massey, a Philadelphia student who died last year after suffering an asthma attack in school, where no nurse was on duty.

From the archives: Money talks: EMOs give generously

By the Notebook on Dec 19, 2014 11:56 AM

The Notebook launched in 1994 as a newspaper committed to ensuring quality and equity in Philadelphia public schools. We celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first publication earlier this year. We are featuring an article from our archives each week, shedding light on both the dramatic changes that have taken place in public education and the persistent issues facing Philadelphia's school system.

This piece is from the Summer 2003 print edition:


Philly District adopts new financial plan; assumes slower charter growth

By Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks on Dec 19, 2014 10:22 AM

To maintain the same "insufficient" progams being offered this year, the Philadelphia School District says it will need an additional $30 million in new, recurring revenues for next school year.

By 2018-19, the District says it'll need an additional $152 million to avoid cutting back even further.

Wakisha Charter school shutting for good earlier than planned

By Laura Benshoff for NewsWorks on Dec 19, 2014 09:36 AM

North Philadelphia's Wakisha Charter School is closing its doors Friday, only the second charter school in Philadelphia history to do so in the middle of a school year. Wakisha was supposed to close Dec. 23, but last week the school's administration stopped classes and moved up the last day to Dec. 19.

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