News in Brief

Phila. Teacher Vacancies Spur Summer Classes

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

With little more than two months remaining in the academic year, 139 teacher vacancies—out of 8,443 positions—remain open across Philadelphia schools, resulting in thousands of students' being taught by uncertified teachers.

To help those students who did not have a regular teacher for more than one-third of the school year, the district will offer summer classes.

City Councilwoman Helen Gym asked the district to audit its hiring practices.

Vol. 35, Issue 28, Page 4

Published in Print: April 20, 2016, as Phila. Teacher Vacancies Spur Summer Classes
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories