Dale Mezzacappa

Dale Mezzacappa

Senior Reporter, Chalkbeat Philadelphia

She has reported on education since 1986, most of that time with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Increased state education spending now will more than pay for itself as more students graduate and attend college, report finds

“Our journey to get to this position in our lives was a rocky road to say the least.” This Philly student made it from home schooling to remote learning to class salutatorian.

The legislation would dramatically overhaul how Pennsylvania funds schools following a 2023 court ruling that declared the state’s education funding system unconstitutional.

Jeannine Hendricks Payne departs Masterman in the wake of controversies over antisemitism and admissions changes to lead Strawberry Mansion High.

Students work with artists to find themselves, learn about their world, and see their work showcased around the city.

The Pennsylvania Auditor General found the charter office complied with all relevant state laws and regulations.

The “Summer Achievers” program will start in June and offer a mix of academics and camp-like activities. It could set the table for new schedules at 20 schools in 2025-26.

The City Council will not vote to confirm Joyce Wilkerson’s appointment to the school board. But Mayor Cherelle Parker plans to put her on the board anyway.

Former Board President Joyce Wilkerson’s nomination by Mayor Cherelle Parker was deferred, and city officials expressed displeasure about the district’s charter school policy.