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By Avi Wolfman-Arent | WHYY.org The School District of Philadelphia is delaying its plan to return some students to classrooms due to ongoing mediation with the teachers union — postponing from Feb. 22 to March 1. The decision comes amid a dispute with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, which opposes returning members to buildings until all [...]

Philadelphia and the Denver suburb of Aurora, CO might be over 1,700 miles apart, but there are some distressing similarities in the way they’re both treating the ugly social trend of bullying. In Aurora, 10-year old Ashawnty Davis died from complications of an attempted suicide two-weeks earlier, the terrifying result of overwhelming stress due to constant harassment […]

WURD’s Eye on Education series tackles the difficult issues currently facing the Philadelphia education system with a particular focus on models of success both locally and nationally. Our final event is the WURD Speaks: Eye on Education Symposium on September 30 at the Franklin Institute.

Tune in to “The Nick Taliaferro Show” today (4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.) — we will continue our ongoing conversation with Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, about the state of the district and matters of specific concern to Philadelphia families.

WURD’s Eye on Education series continues on September 13 at the State of Education panel organized by the Philadelphia Community of Leaders, and wraps up on September 30 with our WURD Speaks: Eye on Education community forum. Click the headline to RSVP and get more details.

Today, 900AM-WURD kicked off its Eye on Education series with coverage of a School District of Philadelphia press conference where Superintendent Dr. William Hite outlined his budget plan to open schools on time in September despite a significant cash shortfall.

On August 15, “Wake Up With WURD” hosted an education panel featuring Dr. Toni Damon of Dobbins CTE High School, Leslie Acosta (candidate for the 197th Congressional District), education guru Thom Butler; activist Will Mega; and education advocate Isaac Patterson, V.

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