PHSI / Safe Schools / Uncategorized

Philly Healthy Schools Initiative

Since 2015, Parents United for Public Education has been working towards ensuring Philadelphia’s schools buildings are safe, warm, and inviting for students, staff, and communities. We helped to expose the serious facility and health issues existing in our schools with Inside Philadelphia’s filthy schools aired on Aljazeera America. We joined the Philly Healthy School Initiative … Continue reading

Latest campaign / Parent Voice / Safe Schools

Philadelphia’s Filthy Schools Continue

Philadelphia public schools have a long history of neglected hazards and deferred maintenance.  For many years Philadelphia’s school children have had to exist and try to learn in conditions where the air is contaminated with mold spores, water fountains are lead contaminated, schools are unable to control the internal temperatures, asbestos exposures and rodent infestation … Continue reading

Parent Voice / Special Education

Call to Action: Did your child experience significant teacher vacancies during 2015-16/ 2016-17 school years? Public Interest Law Center would like to speak with you.

The Law Center is interested in speaking with parents/guardians whose children were enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia during the 2015-2016/2016-2017 school years in special education programs that experienced significant teacher vacancies (List of Schools for Plaintiff identification purposes) and who were not granted compensatory education related to those vacancies. This may include, but is not limited … Continue reading

Parent Voice / Safe Schools

The Aftermath: Time for an Emergency Procedure policy

This past May, there was a horrific bus accident involving eighth grade students, staff and parents of Charles W. Henry Elementary school. All 30 passengers and driver were injured when a car collided with the charter bus and eventually overturned on I-95. http://thenotebook.org/articles/2017/05/15/henry-school-bus-crash-injures-dozens-some-critically http://www.philly.com/philly/education/CW-Henry-bus-accident-class-trip-DC-critical-Maryland.html It is understood that this was indeed an accident. However, everything … Continue reading