Philadelphia And PIDC Launch Phase Two Of School Building Sales

PIDC will manage the sales process for 20 schools identified by the School District of Philadelphia for re-use. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Superintendent Dr. William Hite announced today that PIDC, on behalf of the School District
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How To Repurpose Closed School Properties In Philadelphia?

School Reform Commission approves new school disposition policy Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite announced today that the City of Philadelphia will partner with the School District of Philadelphia to manage the revised Adaptive Sale and Reuse Policy for schools closed (more...)

Mayor Nutter Issues Statement On Philadelphia School District Layoffs

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Philadelphia School District to lay off 3,783 teachers and support staff: For months, the School District has been open and honest about the impact that its $304 million budget shortfall would have on District (more...)

Parents Entitled to Translation & Interpretation Services

A pair of legal advocacy groups would like parents with limited English proficiency (LEP) to know that they have a right to translation and interpretation services in the School District of Philadelphia. Federal law grants special legal rights to parents for whom English is not their first language.  (more...)

School Advocates Discuss Proposed School Budget Cuts

As proposed state budget cuts and a budget shortfall bring financial turmoil to the School District of Philadelphia, state Sen. Mike Stack, along with actor and former Philadelphia high school teacher Tony Danza and school advocates, discussed the ongoing detrimental impact on (more...)

More Math and Science Students and Teachers

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Even as President Obama welcomed a crowd of more than 100 students with their science exhibits to the White House February 7, he made it clear he wants to see a whole lot more. At the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners (more...)

Let’s Improve Philadelphia Schools!

Gates Foundation invites City to compete for $40 million grant to increase high-performing schools and improve accountability Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined by Philadelphia education, business and philanthropic leaders, announced today that he and other education leaders have signed a historic agreement to increase the number of high-performing schools in the (more...)

Challenging Year For Philadelphia Schools Starts

Tuesday was the first day of school. 151,000 students in Philadelphia went to schools. It was not easy start for School District. It has deep budget cuts, staff reductions, and the departure of Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman, The district adjusts to a $2.8 billion budget, down from $3.2 billion. The city enabled the (more...)

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