Thursday Apr 10
Frustrations, fears voiced at Bartram meeting
SOUTHWEST PHILA. Hundreds gathered in a cavernous room Thursday night with one goal in mind: fixing Bartram High, the Southwest Philadelphia school inflamed by violence and dysfunction.
Thursday Apr 10
Phila. School District is being audited
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, with Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. at his side, announced this afternoon that his office has begun a performance audit of the city School District.
State backs SRC on union rules
The state is backing the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's request for a court ruling that would allow it to impose work-rule changes, including disregarding seniority for teacher assignemnts, transfers, layoffs, and recalls.
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan last year.
The Philadelphia teachers union Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to toss out the School Reform Commission's request for a ruling saying the commission has unilateral authority to change work rules for teachers.
Climate at Bartram High raises concerns about safety, education
When Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at Bartram High recently, staffers were shocked by the assault on the tall, genial man whose job was to keep the school calm.
The newest front in the war on teachers: public schools to mimic worst habits of charter schools
Like so many school districts across the nation which are scrambling to figure out how to divide a pie that isn't growing nearly fast enough to meet everyone's needs, the Philadelphia School District is in the middle of a protracted and often acrimonious contract dispute.
District, Philadelphia teacher's union talks could go 'nuclear'
Budget season is closing in, the struggling Philadelphia School District has a $14 million hole to fill this school year, and it needs $440 million in new funds for next year.