Education


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May 2018

City Council Hearings on Philly School Budget

On Tuesday May 8that 5 PM, City Council will host a public hearing on raising money for our city and our schools.   Right now, City Council is debating whether to go along with Mayor Kenney’s proposal to fund the schools by increasing property taxes on Philadelphians – without discussing the millions of dollars that corporations,...

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24

Dec 2017

People’s School Board Candidates

Our City Our Schools is announcing the People’s School Board slate, 11 people — parents, students and educators — who are ready to lead our schools in a new direction. While we wait to hear who is on the nominating committee to the next school board, Our City Our Schools is putting forward a vision...

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13

Sep 2017

The Clock is Ticking: Abolish the SRC

On September 14, the School Reform Commission will meet for the first time of this school year. We’ll be there to greet them with a clear message — the time is ticking to vote to abolish the state control of our schools. Last week, after months of talking with the Mayor’s office about why we...

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28

Jul 2017

Opinions of a Philly Public School Parent and Education Activist

In education news, Students, Parents and Educators can sleep a little longer and not just because it’s summer break.  PFT members agreed to a contract that was ratified by the SRC on Tuesday June 20, 2017. While the District has taken four painfully, long, destructive years to propose any semblance of a satisfactory contract, it’s...

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12

Jun 2017

Education, Not Incarceration: CALL TO ACTION

June is going to be education month at NN, with three important actions planned that will ramp up the campaign to provide a quality public education to every Philadelphia child. You’ll see the details and how you can participate later in this email, but first let’s provide a little background. Only a few weeks ago,...

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