Legislation to reform charter schools in Pennsylvania could come up for a vote any day now, but education advocates say the bill doesn’t fix the problem. House Bill 97 could be the first major reform of the state’s charter-school law since it was enacted 20 years ago.
Armed with a $65 million annual windfall, thanks to the city’s reassessment of commercial properties, the Philadelphia School District will invest in more teachers and sock money away against a possible loss of federal education dollars.
The Philadelphia educator who raised thousands to place a billboard on I-95 shaming the School Reform Commission, superintendent, and mayor for the lack of a Philadelphia Federation of Teachers contract is asking for donations again.
The Lindback Foundation’s 2017 Principal Awards for distinguished leaders in the Philadelphia School District are scheduled to be given out Tuesday at the Prince Music Theater in Center City. Here are the winners.
Backed by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, educators are tweeting, emailing, and calling Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. and the School Reform Commission, demanding that the district put its money where its mouth is.