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Peirce is the first new school building in North Philadelphia in 70 years, and officials said it demonstrated the value the city puts on all its students.

Critics of Keystone Opportunity Zones say they endanger tax revenue that could benefit city public schools.

Board President and Vice President Reginald Streater and Mallory Fix-Lopez will remain in their roles for the time being. Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker could pick new board members.

School officials say students and teachers could be moved to any of these 24 locations if environmental hazards close schools.

Councilmember Isaiah Thomas wants to discuss creating a new authority to manage school construction and repairs, although a similar approach in New Jersey has fared poorly.

Fewer than one out of five qualified students offered seats at certain high schools have enrolled in them for the next school year.

Members are concerned about overlapping legal representation.

Firm will study more successful urban districts, proposal says

Superintendent Tony Watlington said the move will let the district align facilities improvements with the district’s long-term vision for academics. 

The superintendent will reveal his takeaways in October as part of his three-phase transition plan.

Tony Watlington announces 100 schools will close three hours early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to concerns about severe heat.

The district hasn’t met demands for fair pay, the union said.

The changes to selective admissions were adopted by the district last year. 

Current and former Nashville school officials say Shawn Joseph’s tenure precipitated a “morale crisis.”

Joseph and Associates, which will assist Tony Watlington, is led by the former superintendent of Nashville schools.

After ten years leading the district, Hite says his accomplishments constitute a strong “body of work.”

The school district’s information sessions about improving facilities are taking place throughout May.

Katharine Davis faces big challenges related to Black students’ concerns at the second-oldest public high school in the U.S.

School district officials unveiled strategies this week to help stem the tide.