The $2-per-pack tax, if passed by the state legislature, was expected to provide about $45 million in funding for the School District of Philadelphia.
Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.
Retired New Jersey high school athletic coaches who want to continue coaching will be able to do so without having to wait six months and risk affecting their pensions.
A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.
A much sought after summer getaway splurge is the room with a view.
After the Blackhawks won the National “Pop Warner” Pee Wee championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter promised them a new place to play.
Students now have some new options when applying to the school.
A new commission empanelled by the Pennsylvania legislature to redraw the state’s formula to fund basic education has held its first meeting.
A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.
They’re kids from the Philadelphia area who might just come up with the next iPhone or create the next Amazon.
“We’ve been made familiar with the bomb shelter and we’ve been made familiar what to do when the Code Red siren goes off,” says Max Newman, of Blue Bell, Pa.
A group of South Jersey teenagers who hope to become teachers are getting a chance to practice, with the help of some Camden youngsters and a program based at Rowan University.
A two-day camp at Rowan University is giving young girls a chance to get up close and personal with the world of engineering.
The district is inviting principals and teachers to present their own instructional ideas to overhaul Philadelphia schools.
A scientific first from Philadelphia, that could pave the way toward curing HIV. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the breakthrough.
The Black History Showcase aims to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of Black history, while enhancing pride and dignity among those who indentify with the culture.