Dale Mezzacappa

Dale is a contributing editor at the Notebook. She has reported on education since 1986, most of that time with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to a new survey of hundreds of Philadelphia teachers, their top concerns are their workload, unrealistic expectations around student achievement, and inadequate salary or benefits.

Bethel, who promoted changes to juvenile justice, will be the city’s top cop under mayor-elect Cherelle Parker.

A Temple University program helps students develop skills to defuse conflicts and work as peer mentors.

The pattern means that many students in low-income neighborhoods can’t attend the district’s flagship high school.

District leaders say the scores on Pennsylvania exams are encouraging but that more work needs to be done.

The hearing follows the release of a report last month that identified problems and areas for improvement in the charter authorizing process but found no intentional bias.

Here’s what she had to say about year-round school, charter seats, an elected school board, and more.

Here’s what he had to say about an elected school board, charter seats, school funding, and more.

The school recently received just a one-year extension of its charter after officials took issue with its performance.