The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School is one of 10 Pennsylvania schools to get the honor this year.
The 21st Century Schools Model will focus on the entertainment, development, and transportation industries.
Principal Keisha Wilkins said the four teachers will help students see ‘a reflection of themselves.’
The superintendent will reveal his takeaways in October as part of his three-phase transition plan.
Students used to a relatively easy trip from the University City Townhomes to school may find their routines disrupted.
Tony Watlington announces 100 schools will close three hours early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to concerns about severe heat.
Tamir Harper is one of 600 new teachers and counselors working for Philadelphia’s public schools
The district’s agreement with the union representing support staff could avert a strike.
Parents disagree about the wisdom of the district’s approach to COVID for 2022-23.
Teacher burnout cannot be an excuse to exclude children with challenging behaviors.
The district’s top safety official stressed that schools remain “the safest place” for students.
The district hasn’t met demands for fair pay, the union said.
Several parents said the mask mandate was unnecessary and harmful, but one parent called it common sense.
Superintendent says “there is a place” for test scores in selective admissions, but that cutoff scores will be reevaluated.
The district also announced COVID protocols covering vaccinations and a “mask to stay” policy.
Children First shares recommendations for city about issues like child care and public health.
District officials say the training will help teachers work in a district where most students are Black or Hispanic.
“The framework has flipped.” This year, districts requiring masks are few and far between. Philadelphia and Newark are outliers, for now.
In Pennsylvania, fewer than 4% of teachers are Black, compared to 14.5% of students. In Philadelphia, the percentage of Black teachers is about a quarter, compared to two-thirds of the students.
Teacher Evin Jarrett says a summer program in which students get hands-on lessons about construction is their capstone.
Hundreds of job seekers meet with district representatives to fill positions before school begins Aug 29.
Attorneys battle one more time over whether academic outcomes and funding gaps matter to the state constitution.
Post-trial oral arguments in the battle over the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s K-12 funding system begin July 26.
In the past decade, the number of new teachers entering the state workforce annually declined from 20,000 to 6,000.
District’s top financial official says schools need more revenue in the long term.
More Philadelphia child care providers opened in the second year of the pandemic than the first, but the city still saw a net loss of providers.
Watlington launches massive team to help him improve outcomes for students and achieve the Philadelphia Board of Education’s goals and guardrails
A Philadelphia official warns the spending deal doesn’t do as much for schools as it should.
Sharita Jerkins wants people to know that her students can do anything. That includes dissecting a frog.

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