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.
Parker has pitched year-round school and hedged on whether she would like to see more charters.
Parker will have the power to reshape the school board and drive the city’s conversation about school safety, infrastructure, charter schools, and more.
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.
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Nearly 55,000 students use SEPTA to get to and from school, and the district would be unable to find suitable transportation for them if transit workers strike next week.
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 comments from Miguel Cardona highlight how the Pennsylvania governor’s support for private school choice puts him at odds with many Democrats.
The school recently received just a one-year extension of its charter after officials took issue with its performance.
But the coalition of Black-led charter schools says that the report describes a ‘flawed and broken system’ and backs up its charges of discrimination.
Houston Elementary, in a progressive, racially diverse part of the city, is slated to lose a teacher, and put 31 fifth graders in a single class.
Charter school funding, enrollment and performance explained.
Union leaders say they reached the agreement with the district just 48 hours before the current contract was set to expire.
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The settlement with Aspira will end a disagreement over funding for two schools that didn’t follow student enrollment limits.
A work stoppage among food service and school climate workers could present a major challenge.
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The commission will deliver a report to Gov. Josh Shapiro in November to guide development of a fairer, more adequate funding system.
Outward Bound programs have taken on new weight after a series of difficult years for Philadelphia students and staff.
The increases are relatively small, but they’re giving school leaders hope that Philadelphia students can continue to boost their scores in the years to come.
The new school year will also feature new curriculum materials and a revamped plan to make students safer.
Pennsylvania’s spending for education in the state budget is still in limbo amid partisan disputes.
The new process will take effect for the 2024-25 school year, but it could cause controversy.
Philadelphia’s school safety chief said getting more students into out-of-school activities can also help keep them out of trouble.
Pennsylvania schools tried to disenroll students who said they were homeless. ‘Being punished for poverty just does not seem right,’ one parent wrote.
Watlington said this coming school year he’s focused on accelerating reading and math performance, school safety, and high-impact tutoring.
Karen Howell-Toomer, principal of Universal Vare Charter School, said she hopes the temporary building will be like a “boutique” for students.
District officials said there’s evidence the school manipulated its admissions process. Franklin Towne said the vote was ‘politically motivated.’
The number of schools with elementary-age children that have play equipment has risen in recent years, the district said.
Many are still pursuing certification as they embark on new careers in the classroom.
The district’s charter school office is recommending the school board revoke Franklin Towne Charter High School’s charter after allegations of discrimination within its lottery admissions process.
The disparity is most acute in urban areas and largely due to underfunding, said report author Edward Fuller.
Belmont Charter School students and teachers say any year-round school program should be tailored to individual school communities.