Evan Grossman - Watchdog.org

Evan is a Pennsylvania-based education reporter for Watchdog.org. An Emmy Award-winning documentary writer, his work has also appeared on RollingStone.com, MensJournal.com, in the pages of the New York Post, and other outlets. His investigative work covering the School District of Philadelphia for Watchdog has been picked up by FOX News, NBC10 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine, PhillyVoice.com and BillyPenn.com, and his series chronicling "ghost teachers" in Philadelphia led to the introduction of a law that would outlaw the practice of pulling teachers from the classroom to work full-time for the local teachers union. Follow him on Twitter @EGwatchdog or email Evan at egrossman@watchdog.org with tips.

PA charter schools seek equal funding

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

EQUALITY FOR ALL?: Could funding Albany charters just as much as traditional public schools have fixed their financial woes?

Pennsylvania charters receive 32 percent less state funding than other public schools.

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How Pennsylvania schools waste $54 million on buses

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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No-bid busing contracts have been a giant waste of taxpayer money.

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Audit: Philly schools are mismanaged and waste money

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Education, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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Bus drivers with criminal convictions were hired to shuttle kids to school in the report’s most alarming discovery.

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Pennsylvania school choice foes agree charter reform is needed

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Old laws are pitting a district against one of the best charter schools in the state and the clash prevents the school from expanding.

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Wolf to veto bill aimed at protecting best young teachers

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The Protecting Excellent Teachers Act would have ended Pennsylvania’s “last in, first out” policy that puts seniority before talent.

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Sub firm walks away from Philadelphia schools

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Source4Teachers, a staffing firm hired by the sub-starved School District of Philadelphia last year to hire substitute teachers, said it terminated its $34 million contract with the district. “On March 29, Source4Teachers presented the School District of Philadelphia with formal notice that we were canceling our contract,” company spokesman Owen Murphy told Watchdog. Source4Teachers was […]

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