Public Education
Antisemitic allegations hit Philadelphia’s school district

(The Center Square) – Several concerned residents believe teachers and students in the School District of Philadelphia express antisemitism without impunity, including in an off-campus educator event they say excluded… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
University investigating fire set at Jewish student’s dorm

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Drexel University police are investigating a fire that was set on a Jewish student’s dorm room door Tuesday, according to NBC Philadelphia, a local media… Read More

October 16, 2023
Public Education
Philadelphia schools to use drones in ‘violence-prone’ areas to protect students

The School District of Philadelphia will be using drones in “violence-prone” areas in addition to new safety procedures to protect students from the city’s crime, according to Chalkbeat. Chief of… Read More

September 1, 2023
Public Education
Philadelphia School District offers $300 a month to parents to drive their kids to school

The School District of Philadelphia is expanding a program that pays parents up to $300 a month to drive their kids to school. It’s hoped that the “Parent Flat Rate… Read More

August 29, 2023
Public Education
Philadelphia schools earmark $1 million in taxpayer funds for student eye exams

(The Center Square) – Philadelphia public schools approved a $1 million two-year contract that would provide free vision screenings and follow-up exams for students. The Board of Education approved the… Read More

August 24, 2023
Philly lawmaker again crosses aisle to support school vouchers

(The Center Square) – A state lawmaker crossed the aisle live on talk radio to support a scholarship program for students in low-performing schools to attend private institutions instead. The… Read More

August 3, 2023
Public Education
Despite billions in taxpayer funding, Philadelphia’s schools are literally falling apart

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Nearly 4 in 10 Philadelphia schools were assessed and rated as having “unsatisfactory” conditions despite the district having a $3.9 billion budget paid by taxpayers… Read More

July 19, 2023
A tale of 2 Philadelphias: Moms for Liberty gather ‘joyfully’ and protesters lose their minds

(The Daily Signal) – Progressives were whipped into quite the frenzy over the decision by Moms for Liberty, a parental rights group, to hold its Joyful Warriors… Read More

July 6, 2023
Protester tears up Bible outside Moms for Liberty summit

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Mass protests met members of the pro-parental rights group Moms for Liberty during their convention in Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday, videos show. The group’s… Read More

July 3, 2023
Public Education
A staggeringly low number of Philadelphia students are proficient in math

(Daily Caller) – Only 17% of third through eighth grade students in Philadelphia School District met math grade level expectations in the 2021-2022 school year, according to a Monday district… Read More

May 9, 2023
Child gender clinic trained teachers to help transition elementary school kids

(Daily Caller) – A representative of a child gender clinic trained teachers from two Pennsylvania school districts in 2019 and 2021 to help facilitate elementary school children’s gender transitions, according… Read More

Parents fight elite high school’s shift away from merit to diversity-minded lottery system

(Daily Caller) – Philadelphia parents are pushing back against a prestigious high school’s lottery admissions system aimed at increasing diversity among students, according to The Wall Street Journal. In the… Read More

March 13, 2023
Culture, Public Education
City’s school district orders kids to mask up for two weeks after holidays

(Daily Caller) – Philadelphia schools will again require students and staff to wear masks during the school day after the holidays, according to Fox 29 News. The School District of… Read More

December 16, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Philadelphia schools to review policy allowing students to pick team ‘of the gender of which they identify’

(The Center Square) – The School District of Philadelphia will review language it proposes to be formally included in its existing policy that allows students to pick the gender of… Read More

December 12, 2022
Public Education
Philadelphia schools rely on $1.8 billion in federal pandemic to stay out of red ink

(The Center Square) – The Philadelphia public school district is relying on $1.8 billion in federal COVID-19 funding to stay out of a deficit. The district’s audited budget said the… Read More

May 31, 2022