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Philadelphia Principal Wins “Rising Star” Award

One of Philadelphia's most prominent principals has another feather in his cap.

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This Year’s Free Summer STEM Camp For Local Students May Be Its Last

The corporation that sponsored the program over the past three years has ended its partnership and Drexel University’s School of Education is hoping other sponsors will step up so the program can resume next summer.

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Growing Outrage Over Stalled Cigarette Tax Meant To Help Philadelphia Schools

Republican leadership say they canceled the session because the bill became too complicated, weighed down with non-school related amendments.

Superintendent Dr. William Hite says a cash advance from the state doesn't solve the district's $81 million deficit. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

City Officials Say Without Passage Of Cigarette Tax, Philadelphia Schools May Not Open On Time

Superintendent Dr. William Hite has said 1,300 layoff notices would go out August 15 without money from the cigarette tax. He says a cash advance from the state doesn’t solve the district’s $81 million deficit.

(Mark Citron, following his arrest.  File photo by Jericka Duncan)

Jenkintown Teacher Gets Probation After Pleading Guilty to Sex With Student

The victim told the court that Mark Citron helped her through a difficult time in her life when she was 17 but began touching her inappropriately.