Officials cite health department guidance and impact on learning for the change in COVID policy.
The district says it will implement the new weapons screenings with “sensitivity.” But some worry about the impact.
Observation only goes so far. Pre-service teachers need more opportunities to work directly with students.
The district says the interactive tool will help inform the public on how it is managing aging infrastructure.
Students, parents, and educators want him to focus on improving low test scores, re-establishing trust, and community engagement.
Advocates are concerned that the decline could knock students off track academically.
A prior version had been used by Pennsylvania officials to argue that the state’s funding system doesn’t shortchange poor students.
Katharine Davis faces big challenges related to Black students’ concerns at the second-oldest public high school in the U.S.
An advocate for higher spending on K-12 schools, Ortega has led the state education department since 2020.
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The Philadelphia school, once named for the U.S. president who owned slaves, is renamed for a woman born into slavery who became a renowned educator.
While the district touts an overall increase, administrators say some schools could lose staff.
The district promises extensive public engagement in a process that could result in recommendations to close some schools.
On my first day of school, I wore a pink floral hijab. I didn’t realize it would make me a target.
Tony Watlington is one of three candidates to replace William Hite
Republican legislative leaders say the system, which results in wide disparities among districts, passes constitutional muster
But students and staff will have to wear masks the week after spring break as an “extra precaution.”
As controversy swirls in the U.S. over how schools teach about race, the district is refocusing the class on “intellectual genealogy.”
But masking would still be required for all prekindergarten Head Start students and staff.
Once heralded as a training ground for educators, Cheyney University is taking steps to increase racial diversity in the teaching workforce.
Despite growing evidence of the importance of early childhood education, kindergarten is not mandatory in Pennsylvania.
Routine classroom moments are punctuated by reminders of COVID’s fallout at this Philadelphia elementary school.
The donation comes as schools and lawmakers across the U.S. work to ban teachers from mentioning race or discrimination.
The finalists will meet with school officials, students, teachers, staff, and parents in the coming months.
They say charter schools, cybers, and tax-funded scholarships make the system “thorough and efficient,” despite wide gaps in district spending.