The mask mandate, which comes amid rising case counts in the city, will continue indefinitely.
Since coming to America, my parents have relied on me to navigate school conferences, doctors’ appointments, and even tax forms. Now I’m headed to college.
Desde que llegamos a Estados Unidos, mis padres han dependido de mi para entender conferencias en la escuela, citas médicas, y hasta formularios de impuestos. Ahora me voy a la universidad.
The school district’s information sessions about improving facilities are taking place throughout May.
The Democratic state attorney general says the General Assembly is violating the state constitution.
Mayor Jim Kenney has 10 days to ask for new names, or 20 days to make his choices.
Officials cite health department guidance and impact on learning for the change in COVID policy.
Marla Travis calls her former students who now work for her “my children.”
The district says it will implement the new weapons screenings with “sensitivity.” But some worry about the impact.
Melanie De Jesus believes her classes help students develop learning and social skills
Observation only goes so far. Pre-service teachers need more opportunities to work directly with students.
The new policy, meant to increase access, is racially discriminatory, a lawsuit alleges.
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.
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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.
Principals told the board the draft budget means they will lose needed staff.
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.
District cites safety and research about adolescents as reasons for the change
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
The legal dispute began in 2014, but a final resolution is still months if not years away.
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.
Superintendent William Hite said the change will start March 14.
School district officials unveiled strategies this week to help stem the tide.
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.
Citywide group also demands more action on building repair and clearer COVID protocols.
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.
Ronald Sizer is a second-generation machinist, who teaches in the career and technical education program at Benjamin Franklin High School.
Parents of students who enrolled in seventh and eighth grade say that that the district told them their children could stay through high school, but now has changed the rules
The health department relaxed some restrictions across the city, but officials said safety measures for schools will stay in place for now.
The Philadelphia school district says it’s on schedule to find a replacement for Superintendent William Hite.