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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.
A tentative deal on a new teachers union contract would not alter the policy.
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.
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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
With $1 million in federal funding, Bartram High School’s approach could become a model for the city’s highest-risk campuses.
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Advocates say the state must also boost aid for infrastructure needs and preschool to comply with a landmark court ruling last year.
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.
Ending a monthslong budget impasse, Gov. Josh Shapiro signed several code bills that create a student teacher stipend, add money for school choice programs, and send millions to community colleges and libraries.
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.