philadelphia-schools

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.

Penn faculty, staff call on university to pay its ‘fair share’ to support Philly public schools

BY: - March 8, 2022

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — More than 200 faculty and staff members at the University of Pennsylvania have urged their new leadership to pay “fair share” to support Philadelphia public schools. The Penn faculty and staffers have delivered letters to the new Chair of the Board of Trustees Scott L. Bok asking him to reverse […]

Philly Board of Ed invites public to meet superintendent finalists

BY: - February 23, 2022

The Board has asked city residents to be among the 32 people who will meet in-person or virtually with finalists.

Philly Councilmember Gym wants answers on Parking Authority’s $11M demand from city schools

BY: - February 18, 2022

It's 'the latest in a string of outrageous acts of financial mismanagement' Gym said, calling for 'direct oversight' of the agency.

Philly school board moves to narrow its pool of candidates for a new superintendent

BY: - February 1, 2022

'While the process is still fluid, the search for the next superintendent remains on schedule,' board vice president Leticia Egea-Hinton said.

Philly’s outgoing school superintendent has a new job

BY: - January 29, 2022

William Hite has been named president and CEO of Knowledge Works, a national education nonprofit.

Philly school board announces members of superintendent search panel

BY: - December 8, 2021

A committee member said he wants to keep student success at the forefront of the superintendent search process.