School District of Philadelphia

Type: Organization
Name: School District of Philadelphia
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

District wants Philadelphia charter school shut down

(WPVI) -- The School District of Philadelphia is recommending to the School Reform Commission the suspension and charter revocation of a school due to "significant academic underperformance and financial issues."The recommendation, which takes aim at ... [Published WPVI Philadelphia - 18 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Understanding New Workplace Diversity Guidelines

-  4/23/14Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO, discusses the new EEOC guidelines and steps employers can take to ensure they are meeting all of their legal responsibilities.In response to the high number of religious workplace discrimination complaints in ... [Published Diversity Executive - 6 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Pittsburgh stabbing illuminates disparate education funding

Last week's horrific school stabbing in a Pittsburgh, Pa. suburb is another in a disturbingly long line of "random" incidents at schools - this one remarkable only in the fact that it was carried out using a knife and not a firearm.The tragic stabbing ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

PA fails in economically conservative ranking

A free-market group has ranked Pennsylvania low in economic outlook after subtracted points for taxing the wealthy and maintaining policies that support workers' rights.The American Legislative Exchange Council  (ALEC) has ranked Pennsylvania 33rd in ... [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Website reveals Philadelphia school conditions

Por Christine Killion / Redacción AL DÍA    14:46 | 04/14/14After years of budget cuts and particularly devastating staff cuts across the School District of Philadelphia this year , it's no secret that schools do not have all the resources that they ... [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Community rallies for peace

Last week, 11-year-old Kashie Crawford was out playing basketball on a warm, Sunday afternoon with neighborhood friends on Gratz Street near Temple University when the boys were caught in the crossfire of a shootout. Crawford was hit by a bullet in the ... [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Massachusetts schools chief to speak Monday

Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester will be the keynote speaker at a Flagstaff community forum on education Monday.The forum hosted by the Flagstaff Commission on Excellence in Education will run from 10:30 ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Time to stop seniority-based teacher staffing

Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:19pmFriday, April 4, 2014Superintendent Hite recently made a bold announcement: Principals in the School District of Philadelphia would no longer have to use seniority as the sole factor in staffing decisions. ... [Published District Administration - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Charter operators slated to take over 2 district schools

TO BE a charter school or not to be: That is the question facing parents in two North Philadelphia neighborhoods during the next month.As part of an ongoing effort to turn around its lowest-performing schools, the School District of Philadelphia yesterday ... [Published Philly.com - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Susquehanna Twp. School Board rescinds hiring policy mirroring grand jury recommendation

One of the Dauphin County grand jury’s primary recommendations in the wake of Susquehanna Township School District's most recent sex scandal lasted less than two months.School board members Monday night rescinded a recently instituted hiring policy that ... [Published PennLive.com - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 2 reports

Activists Consider School Funding Lawsuit

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports : “The Education Law Center , a legal advocacy organization in Pennsylvania, and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia are strongly considering a lawsuit against the state within the next few months, according ... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Family of girl abducted from school files federal suit

Her smile may be "sweet and precious," but the memories the 6-year-old girl hides behind that smile of the day last year when she was abducted from her West Philadelphia school will cause a "lifetime of physical and emotional scaring," her mother's attorney ... [Published Philly.com - Mar 26 2014]

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In a statement released Tuesday, Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William R Hite said, "This difficult decision was made with substantial evidence that this school is not serving the needs of students and their families & We require better student outcomes from a public institution that was granted a charter to educate children. We must use all of our resources towards supporting students in academic success."
This is despite the fact that "schools are the first line of defense for mental health supports for students" and "that we are at a shortage for support personnel," as Association of School Psychologists in Pennsylvania president Julia Szarko said in the Pittsburgh...
"The public has heard a few of your stories via the press," the organization wrote on their website , addressing potential posters. "But they have no idea how pervasive the problems really are."
"There's no place in this decent, hardworking community for folks who want to act like a fool" Thomas said

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Understanding New Workplace Diversity Guidelines [Published Diversity Executive - 6 hours ago]
District wants Philadelphia charter school shut... [Published WPVI Philadelphia - 18 hours ago]
Pittsburgh stabbing illuminates disparate educa... [Published Individual.com - Apr 18 2014]
PA fails in economically conservative ranking [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 15 2014]
Website reveals Philadelphia school conditions [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 14 2014]
Community rallies for peace [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 14 2014]
Local organizations team up to give children fr... [Published Free Internet Press - Apr 13 2014]
Mental-health services seen as key to stopping ... [Published Examiner Enterprise - Apr 11 2014]
Mental-health services seen as key to stopping ... [Published McClatchy DC - Apr 11 2014]
Explosive detonated at Philly school [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Apr 10 2014]
Massachusetts schools chief to speak Monday [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Apr 10 2014]
Aspira offers no answers on charter school fina... [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Apr 08 2014]
Northwest Philadelphia teachers turn to web don... [Published News Works - Apr 08 2014]
Camden schools plan mass layoffs [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 04 2014]
PFT asks state Supreme Court to reject District... [Published News Works - Apr 04 2014]
Hite, Leaders to Discuss Education Reform at... [Published NBC Philadelphia - Apr 04 2014]
Time to stop seniority-based teacher staffing [Published District Administration - Apr 03 2014]
Time to stop seniority-based teacher staffing [Published Philadelphia Daily News - Apr 03 2014]
Critics say charters given unfair advantage for... [Published Philly.com - Apr 03 2014]
Guest Voices of Jonathan Cetel, Ashley DeMauro,... [Published Erie Times-News - Apr 03 2014]
Two Philly elementary schools chosen for possib... [Published News Works - Apr 02 2014]
Charter operators slated to take over 2 distric... [Published Philly.com - Apr 02 2014]
'Legislative fix' needed to help schools distri... [Published PennLive.com - Apr 02 2014]
Susquehanna Twp. School Board rescinds hiring p... [Published PennLive.com - Apr 01 2014]
Getting Serious About Career Training [Published Vending Times - Mar 30 2014]
Zabel case update [Published South Philly Review - Mar 29 2014]
Activists Consider School Funding Lawsuit [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Mar 27 2014]
Activists consider lawsuit against Pa. over sch... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - Mar 27 2014]
Family of girl abducted from school files feder... [Published Philly.com - Mar 26 2014]
Mother of 5-Year-Old Abducted from Philadelphia... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Mar 26 2014]
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U.S. Justice Dept. sues Philly school district ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Mar 09 2014]
U.S. Justice Dept. sues Philly school district over beard-length rule : "The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, claiming a rule regulating the length of employees’ beards constitutes ...
Column: Schoolteacher Cheating [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Feb 05 2014]
Philadelphia's public school system has joined several other big-city school systems, such as those in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C., in widespread teacher-led cheating on standardized academic achievement tests. So far, the city has fired three ...
This Happens Under Republicans [Published Stubborn Liberal - Jan 08 2014]
* Is anyone surprised by this news? USA Today :   E-mails tie N.J. Gov. Christie's Office to Lane Closures The Hill :  Staff emails link Chris Christie administration to bridge scandal NorthJersey :  Top Christie aide to Port Authority: 'Time for ...
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