Carly Sitrin

Carly Sitrin

Philadelphia Bureau Chief

Chalkbeat Philadelphia is led by Bureau Chief Carly Sitrin, who joined Chalkbeat in March 2023. Carly came to Chalkbeat from POLITICO, where she covered New Jersey education and established herself as a go-to source on school funding, teachers’ unions, and school integration. Carly began her education reporting career at our partner NJ Spotlight News, where she worked as a reporter covering schools, cannabis and other policy issues and also held the role of social engagement manager. She has also worked in a variety of roles at Vox, Muckrock, The Boston Globe, and Scripps Howard News Service.

Teach Plus hopes the groups ‘provide safe, culturally affirming spaces’ to encourage teachers to stay in the profession.

Mayor Cherelle Parker wants more money for the district, a greater school share of property tax revenue, and year-round school starting this fall.

The Educational Nominating Panel released its list of 27 finalists for the school board Tuesday night. Mayor Cherelle Parker will forward nine to the City Council for public hearings.

The mayor’s Education Nominating Panel is expected to release its list of recommended names for future board members at a public meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The agreement, which was reached roughly six months before the current contract’s expiration date, came as a surprise to many.

More than 3,000 students at Northeast High School are learning remotely this week after a shooting injured 8 students less than a mile from their school.

Absent state funding, Philadelphia school officials are looking for medical health partners to help launch new school-based clinics in two schools.

Mallory Fix-Lopez, the only educator on the board, said her resignation is due in part to the time commitment and workload that comes with the volunteer position.

The board of education has not approved a new charter school since 2018.

At the same event, new Mayor Cherelle Parker called on the state to provide the school district more funding.