Philadelphia Public Schools

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.
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.
Students, parents, and educators want him to focus on improving low test scores, re-establishing trust, and community engagement.
Katharine Davis faces big challenges related to Black students’ concerns at the second-oldest public high school in the U.S.
Virtual discussion sheds light on epidemic and its impact on the mental health of students
Mayor Jim Kenney has asked for help in filling her seat and another vacant spot on the board.
The city health department’s recent decision means schools may require face masks for longer than previously expected
Hanna Roemer-Block’s piece stresses that government must take the lead in tackling pollution
William Hite’s successor will inherit serious challenges when he takes over the district in June
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