Parents, teachers, and others have long criticized the practice of reassigning teachers after the school year has begun. But it’s unclear if ‘leveling’ is gone for good or merely paused.

Shortly after going live, a new program to pay student teachers received thousands of applications. The state only allocated enough funding for some 700 people.

Parker’s plan includes assigning more police to school beats, more closely monitoring shooting threats on social media, and more.

Philadelphia schools use senior dues to pay for graduation expenses, class gifts, luncheons, and more. Tell us how much your school is charging and what the dues cover.

Pennsylvania students must submit their state grant applications by May 1, but they need their FAFSAs processed by then. The federal government’s bungled rollout is making that a challenge.

Despite bipartisan interest in the issue, advocates have concerns about privacy and overregulation of young peoples' online presence.

Board nominees picked by Cherelle Parker indicated support for her push for year-round school, but the idea faces several challenges.

Juntos, una organización que aboga por los derechos de los inmigrantes, descubrió que las escuelas no tienen recursos, capacitación ni el apoyo adecuados para ayudar a los estudiantes recién llegados a aclimatarse y tener éxito.

Mayor Cherelle Parker’s picks include the current board president and two people with strong ties to charter schools. If the City Council confirms her nominees, they’ll start their terms May 1.

Philadelphia school board adopts $4.5 billion 2025 budget

Juntos, an immigrant rights organization, found schools lack the proper resources, training, and support to help newcomer students acclimate and succeed.

The program, called Handle With Care, involves referrals by police to schools when law enforcement encounters children at traumatic events like domestic violence or sudden deaths.

Their place in the city’s education landscape has taken on new importance as the share of English learners has also increased.

Children First’s proposal could mean nearly $100 million in additional aid for the city’s public schools.

Northeast High School Principal Omar Crowder said the school has provided additional mental health services and police patrols near the school have increased after a shooting wounded eight students March 6.

Teach Plus hopes the groups ‘provide safe, culturally affirming spaces’ to encourage teachers to stay in the profession.

Mayor Cherelle Parker wants more money for the district, a greater school share of property tax revenue, and year-round school starting this fall.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and LGBTQ groups have both claimed that the settlement is a win.

The Educational Nominating Panel released its list of 27 finalists for the school board Tuesday night. Mayor Cherelle Parker will forward nine to the City Council for public hearings.

The mayor’s Education Nominating Panel is expected to release its list of recommended names for future board members at a public meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The agreement, which was reached roughly six months before the current contract’s expiration date, came as a surprise to many.

Years later, Philly students still have not received compensatory services meant to address COVID learning loss

More than 3,000 students at Northeast High School are learning remotely this week after a shooting injured 8 students less than a mile from their school.

Absent state funding, Philadelphia school officials are looking for medical health partners to help launch new school-based clinics in two schools.

Mallory Fix-Lopez, the only educator on the board, said her resignation is due in part to the time commitment and workload that comes with the volunteer position.

The board of education has not approved a new charter school since 2018.

A tentative deal on a new teachers union contract would not alter the policy.

Three new national studies find that teachers are self-censoring at high rates, and that students and teachers are more comfortable talking about race in school than LGBTQ issues.

The Pennsylvania governor’s proposal for public school aid would set a record for a single-year increase.

Former principal Debora Carrera and advocate Sharon Ward will head the office.

School board members have voted in favor of Keystone Opportunity Zones despite their questions about the program.

At the same event, new Mayor Cherelle Parker called on the state to provide the school district more funding.

The board’s vote follows claims that the district has exhibited a systemic bias against Black-led charters.

A court ruling last year mandating an overhaul to state education spending has spurred talks about changing how charters are funded.

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District officials want to boost enrollment, and they support making kindergarten mandatory in Pennsylvania.

The timing of Jerry Jordan’s announcement precluded competition for the union presidency, critics say.

Volunteers take a block-by-block approach to connecting families across the city to resources they need to jumpstart their child’s reading skills.

The Basic Funding Commission recommended increasing spending on K-12 education by $5.4 billion over the next seven years to meet its constitutional mandate

The Basic Education Funding Commission’s report calls for a $5.1 billion increase over seven years, plus more spending on the teaching workforce and school facilities.