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Debate Over NJ’s New Standardized Test Shifts From Classroom To Legislature

Parents in New Jersey who don’t want their kids to take the PARCC test appear to have lawmakers on their side

10 hours ago

(SRC chair Marjorie Neff, center, chats with schools superitendent William Hite, right, during an SRC session on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District ‘Lump Sum’ Budget Getting OK’d Despite Funding Holes

Right now, the district’s $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10 hours ago

(Naje Taylor, center, is one of the young people who were once in foster care.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Coffee Shop With a Mission: Helping Former Foster Kids Bloom as Adults

The Monkey and The Elephant, at 29th Street and Girard Avenue, employs young people who are aging out of the foster care system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11 hours ago

(Photo from Phila. DA)

Trial Ordered for Man Charged With 2 Pennypack Park Rapes

Investigators say in August 2010 and again in August 2011, suspect Robert Palen picked up women in the area of Torresdale and Longshore Avenues and offered them a ride home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11 hours ago

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Police in Delco and Philadelphia Swoop Down on Alleged Bank Fraud Gang

Marple Township police say the operation is known all over the East Coast as the “Felony Lane Gang.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–12 hours ago