The Answer Sheet: philadelphia schools

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 10/12/2013

Girl dies after getting sick at school without nurse

A 12-year-old girl got sick late last month while she was at her Philadelphia school -- a school without a full-time nurse. She died later that day.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:52 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  In Philadelphia, Philadelphia Schools

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013

The ‘grim new normal’ in Philadelphia schools

Is this any way to try to educate children?

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Year Begins, Philadelphia Schools

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/07/2013

Back to school: It’s worse than you think

Philadelphia public schools are opening Monday without many of the basics any reasonable person would expect. Paper, for example. Guidance counselors. Nurses.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:46 AM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crisis In Philadelphia, P, Philadelphia Schools

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

'Perfect storm' threatens Philadelphia schools

No funding formula + underfunding + massive charter and non-public expansion + experimental "reform" = Philadelphia schools crisis today.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Parent Speaks Out, Philadelphia Schools

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Arne Duncan urged to intervene in Philadelphia school funding crisis

Randi Weingarten and Diane Ravitch ask Arne Duncan to do something to stop the decimation of public education in Philadelphia.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philadelphia Schools, Ravitch Send Letter, Weingarten

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/08/2013

Philadelphia school district laying off 3,783 employees

This is on the heels of a "doomsday" school budget for 2013-14 that has no funding for things as basic as paper and new books.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'evisceration of public education in the City of Brotherly Love', Layoffs, Philadelphia Schools

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/01/2013

Philadelphia passes 'doomsday' school budget

Gone is funding for paper, new books, counselors, librarians, assistant principals and more. Really.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drastic Cuts, Philadelphia Schools, School funding

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Rhee, Ackerman and 'cultural competence' in urban reform

Are any school superintendents who helicopter into big cities for a few years "culturally competent" to do the job well?

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arlene ackerman, michelle rhee, philadelphia schools, public schools, school reform, the notebook, washington d.c. schools

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/21/2010

On school reform, by Philadelphia's mayor and superintendent

Philadelphia's mayor and schools superintendent write: "To read the news coming out of Washington, D.C., you’d think the only way to reform public schools is by firing teachers, closing schools, and battling it out in the media. Not so."

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  arlene ackerman, engagement, michael nutter, parent involvement, philadelphia schools, school reform, teachers, teachers union

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/15/2010

Superintendent Ackerman withdraws name from 'manifesto'

So it turns out that Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman doesn’t really agree with the “reform manifesto” that appeared this week in the Washington Post and signed by 16, scratch that, now 15, big-city school district chiefs.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  School turnarounds/reform | Tags:  arlene ackerman, buffalo public schools, james raymond, joel klein, jonathan raymond, klein manifesto, manifesto, philadelphia schools, reform manifesto, sacramento schools, school manifesto, school reform