Philadelphia Public Schools

The district also announced COVID protocols covering vaccinations and a “mask to stay” policy.
Children First shares recommendations for city about issues like child care and public health.
In Pennsylvania, fewer than 4% of teachers are Black, compared to 14.5% of students. In Philadelphia, the percentage of Black teachers is about a quarter, compared to two-thirds of the students.
Teacher Evin Jarrett says a summer program in which students get hands-on lessons about construction is their capstone.
Hundreds of job seekers meet with district representatives to fill positions before school begins Aug 29.
Attorneys battle one more time over whether academic outcomes and funding gaps matter to the state constitution.
Watlington launches massive team to help him improve outcomes for students and achieve the Philadelphia Board of Education’s goals and guardrails
Sharita Jerkins wants people to know that her students can do anything. That includes dissecting a frog.
Current and former Nashville school officials say Shawn Joseph’s tenure precipitated a “morale crisis.”
The $60 million shortfall is a small share of the district’s overall budget, but officials are worried about the long-term impact.
Mayor Jim Kenney said the program will expand to 20 schools next year.
Joseph and Associates, which will assist Tony Watlington, is led by the former superintendent of Nashville schools.
Watlington will lead a district with many challenges, from declining enrollment to crumbling facilities.
Career and technical education programs show worth through high graduation rates, student satisfaction.
The $1.8 million proposal would focus on areas near schools most affected by gun violence.
After ten years leading the district, Hite says his accomplishments constitute a strong “body of work.”
The district has big plans for $1.1 billion in the latest round of federal relief, but it won’t be a cure-all.
Camika Royal hopes her book will influence educators’ decisions about budgets and families.
Reversing a March announcement, Superintendent Hite cites bus driver shortage, need for stability.
Sarah-Ashley Andrews and Chau Wing Lam must still get City Council approval.
The mask mandate, which comes amid rising case counts in the city, will continue indefinitely.
The school district’s information sessions about improving facilities are taking place throughout May.
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.
Melanie De Jesus believes her classes help students develop learning and social skills
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.
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