'Leveling' at Philadelphia schools is raising anxiety

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"It's called "leveling" – the process the Philadelphia School District uses in mid-October to shift teachers based on enrollment fluxes.

In the past, the district often hired more teachers to resolve problems of overcrowded classrooms.

But this year, when schools already are understaffed and the district has no money for more hires, planned teacher transfers are causing an uproar citywide.

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