School District of Philadelphia

Type: Organization
Name: School District of Philadelphia
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Byers charter school board rejects parents' call for CEO's dismissal

The board of Russell Byers Charter School has rejected a call by more than 100 parents to fire the school's new Chief Executive Officer, Constance Horton, on grounds that she has disrupted the school with sweeping curriculum changes and tough new rules ... [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Fattah to Deliver Remarks at Philadelphia's Kick-Off for National GEAR UP Week

Created by Congressman Fattah and signed into law by President Clinton in 1999, GEAR UP has impacted the lives of more than 13 million, mostly low-income students from 49 states who have participated in a GEAR UP program. GEAR UP Week is being observed ... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Bok high school building sells to newcomer developer for $2.1M

A newcomer to the Philadelphia real estate scene has bought the Edward W.Bok Technical High School at 1901 S. 9th St. in South Philadelphia and hasplans to convert it into a mixed-use complex.Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout Ltd. bought the 8-story, 338, ... [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

SLPS: ready to partner with you

The St. Louis community has been the focal point of the world spotlight recently due to the Michael Brown incident. While most of the images being portrayed are not positive, I remain confident that I made the right choice to relocate here to join the ... [Published St Louis American - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmakers must pass Philly's cigarette tax hike: Cherelle Parker

There is no need for further delay in providing that funding.By Cherelle ParkerOn Sept. 5, I had the pleasure of joining more than 50 community leaders, teachers, advocates, parents and students of the Mt. Airy Schools Coalition for the grand opening ... [Published PennLive.com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Another candidate jumping into the mayor's race

Lawyer and former city solicitor Ken Trujillo will formally announce his candidacy for mayor of Philadelphia on Wednesday.Trujillo, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, said he will make the announcement Wednesday morning at The School District ... [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Guest: Project-based classrooms help kids become active learners

Michael GoldenWith the new school year under way, a major initiative related to class size on the ballot in November, and an unrelenting race-based achievement gap across the country, how we educate our children and prepare them for the world is under ... [Published Seattle Times - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Back to school, with healthier snacks

Kids may notice their usual snacks are not available in school vending machines and cafeterias this year.In an effort to reduce obesity and improve nutrition for kids, new USDA standards went into effect on July 1 to restrict the types of snacks available ... [Published News Works - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

Number of Property Tax Deadbeats Is Down

The city’s property tax collection program, the Actual Value Initiative (AVI), once terrified the populace as far away as Phoenixville.The unthinkable is happening: The city is managing to collect more property taxes. I know this information is hard to ... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

Free breakfast, lunch for all Philadephia school students

All students in The School District of Philadelphia will be able to receive breakfast and lunch free of charge starting this school year.Primary & Secondary SchoolsEducation ... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

No schools designated 'persistently dangerous' in the Philadelphia district

Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:14amThursday, September 4, 2014CBS PhillyThe School District of Philadelphia has announced none of its schools were designated “Persistently Dangerous” for this school year.This marks the first time the ... [Published District Administration - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Valerie Crawley-Langston is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- in the field of Education as a result of her role as Educator within the Philadelphia School District.The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located ... [Published Scottrade - Aug 25 2014]

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"We will not be taking any action to dismiss the CEO of the school," Byers said. "I hope that all constituencies will understand that change is hard."
"I decided to speak today because I am concerned about some of the changes that have been made to our curriculum and our schedule, and I'm not so sure they are what's best to support our children in their growth socially, academically and emotionally" Hopkins said
...their concerted efforts in determining whether new technology can effectively predict and ultimately reduce crime," Congressman Fattah said. "Not only does this research study have the potential to impact Philadelphia's policing strategy, it will inform police tactics at leading policing organizations and police communities across the country."
...may be going from more traditional chips to baked chips, or going from a higher sodium variety of a product to a lower sodium variety," she said. "But also kids may be seeing more of some things they didn't see in the snack line. Perhaps little bags of carrots or grapes or sliced up apples, or low-fat yogurt, or cheese sticks, that weren't necessarily the norm in the past."

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Byers charter school board rejects parents' cal... [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Sep 20 2014]
Bass, Kinsey release joint statement on pending... [Published News Works - Sep 20 2014]
Fattah to Deliver Remarks at Philadelphia's Kic... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 19 2014]
Byers Charter School CEO signals no change in c... [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Sep 19 2014]
Bok high school building sells to newcomer deve... [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Sep 19 2014]
SLPS: ready to partner with you [Published St Louis American - Sep 18 2014]
New Lea Principal aims to increase academic ach... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - Sep 18 2014]
Mayoral Wild Card Ken Trujillo Enters Philadelp... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 17 2014]
Lawmakers must pass Philly's cigarette tax hike... [Published PennLive.com - Sep 17 2014]
Vallas: gubernatorial candidates worlds apart [Published Buffalo Grove Countryside - Sep 16 2014]
Congressman Fattah Announces Justice Grants to ... [Published RCL Advisors - Sep 16 2014]
Another candidate jumping into the mayor's race [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Sep 16 2014]
Guest: Project-based classrooms help kids becom... [Published Seattle Times - Sep 16 2014]
Back to school, with healthier snacks [Published News Works - Sep 14 2014]
City picking up the pace on property tax collec... [Published News Works - Sep 13 2014]
Female ex-convicts have a harder time finding w... [Published News Works - Sep 12 2014]
East Passyunk school gets the gift of color [Published South Philly Review - Sep 12 2014]
I “Mustache” you a question – Do you have a Pol... [Published Strasburger - Sep 11 2014]
Stay and fight for Philly schools [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Sep 11 2014]
Parents sue Pa. over alleged school district in... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - Sep 11 2014]
Penn Medicine gives nonprofit group WePAC $1,20... [Published The Daily Pennsylvanian - Sep 10 2014]
Centennial hires principal for Davis Elementary [Published Bucks County Courier Times - Sep 10 2014]
S. Dallas Dance appointed to federal commission... [Published District Administration - Sep 09 2014]
SLIDESHOW: Emlen School gets 33 new iMac computers [Published Chestnut Hill Local - Sep 09 2014]
Number of Property Tax Deadbeats Is Down [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 09 2014]
Parents sue state over underfunded Philly schools [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Sep 09 2014]
City Picking Up the Pace on Tax Collection [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 09 2014]
New school year same crisis [Published Examiner.com - Sep 09 2014]
Justice Department Settles Religious Discrimina... [Published United States Department of Justice - Sep 08 2014]
Colonial Volkswagen Subaru Pledges to Donate Ne... [Published Prlog - Sep 08 2014]
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Valerie Crawley-Langston is recognized by Conti... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Aug 25 2014]
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valerie Crawley-Langston is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as Educator within the Philadelphia School District.The School District ...
Philly School Officials: Without Tobacco Tax Hi... [Published Hit & Run - Aug 01 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="188" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/_external/2014_08/-visioplanetflickr.jpg?h=188&w=250" title="|||visioplanet/Flickr" width="250" style="float: right;"/&gt;When the continued operation of your city'spublic school system ...
Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Rethink... [Published TAPPED - Jun 10 2014]
  Photo illustration by Jesse Lenz Before 2006, when Debora Borges-Carrera became the principal at Kensington Creative & Performing Arts High School (KCAPA) in north Philadelphia, the school was the scene of pandemonium. Not a day seemed to go ...
City Year Greater Philadelphia Corps Members to... [Published theCSRfeed - Jun 05 2014]
Aramark sponsors ceremonies for 255 City Year Greater Philadelphia corps members who joined national effort to increase urban graduation pipeline SOURCE: Aramark DESCRIPTION: PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – City Year Greater Philadelphia ...
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 ...
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