Tamir Harper (left) and Horace Ryans chat at a conference in Philadelphia sponsored by the Center for Black Educator Development.Dale Mezzacappa/Chalkbeat

Philadelphia gathering focuses on increasing numbers of Black male educators

BY: - November 22, 2022

Attendees this year looked at historical trends related to teacher diversity, discussed how to promote student activism, and opened up about dealing with mental health issues of teachers and students.

‘Sobering, but not surprising’: Report details the pandemic’s toll on Philly students’ test scores

BY: - October 25, 2022

Reading and math scores for some students dipped as schools shuttered during the public health crisis.

Raises, bonuses and more: Philly school district outlines its recruitment and retention plan

BY: - August 23, 2022

The average teacher salary will be about $82,000 in the state's largest school district this year.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr.

Weeks into the job, new Philly schools boss Watlington checks in with district families

BY: - July 23, 2022

'I’m learning a lot from the insights and opinions that you have shared,' he said.

New Philly school board members want to be advocates for students

BY: - July 11, 2022

The city Board of Education is the only one in Pennsylvania that is appointed rather than elected.

William Hite Art New

As he heads for the exit, Philly schools chief Hite reflects on his 10-year tenure

BY: - June 11, 2022

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — When William Hite Jr. was named the superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia in 2012, he arrived during a financial crisis that was caused by the end of federal stimulus funds and state budget cuts. “At the time I arrived here, the Obama stimulus money was expiring and that […]

Philly schools are screening middle schoolers for weapons

BY: - May 10, 2022

'We understand that there are mixed emotions about this,' district spokesperson Monica Lewis said of the move.

Philly Parking Authority drops demand that city schools repay $10.8M

BY: - May 7, 2022

City Council President Darrell Clarke said he was pleased that the parking authority and the city resolved their financial dispute.

Philly’s economy is rebounding from pandemic, but challenges remain, Pew analysis finds

BY: - April 24, 2022

The 2022 State of Philadelphia report focused on three main areas including public health, public safety and jobs and the economy.

Philadelphia students and their instructors meet at Germantown Friends School for the Breakthrough Program

Innovative program for Philly middle-schoolers preps them high school and beyond

BY: - April 6, 2022

“The cost of the program is motivation,' Michelle Palmer, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia's executive director, said.

Philly education advocates weigh in on new city schools chief Tony Watlington Sr.

BY: - April 5, 2022

Watlington, superintendent at the Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina, starts his new role on June 16.

Philly school district launches plan to address aging school buildings

BY: - March 24, 2022

The process will start with school-level assessments led by industry experts that will provide a grade by grade estimate on how populations and communities across the City of Philadelphia are projected to change in the coming years. The district will also take a look at its own building inventory.