Philadelphia Public Schools
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.
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 mayor has no direct control over the schools, but appoints all of the school board members. Here’s where the candidates stand on charter schools, school safety, and more.
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.
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.
Last school year, 199 Philadelphia students were victims of gun violence, and 33 died.
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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.