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(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at St. Matthew's AME Church, on North 57th Street in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Nutter, Ackerman Enlist Philadelphia Church Leaders In Fight For More School Funding

Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia school superintendent Arlene Ackerman took their plea for more school funding on the road, into an African-American church meeting of lay leaders in West Philadelphia.


(L-R: Philadelphia School District assistant superintendent Lee Nunery, superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and School Reform Commission chair Robert Archie were among those testifying today before Philadelphia City Council.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Backs Philadelphia School District Request For Tens Of Millions More

The School District of Philadelphia is telling City Council it needs more money from the city to balance its budget.


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Philadelphia School District To Present Budget To City Council

The Philadelphia School District goes before City Council today, hat in hand.


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Philadelphia Teachers Union Fighting Plan To Protect Promise Academy Educators From Layoffs

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers wants all of its teachers treated equally. The district wants consistency because those schools are traditionally revolving doors.


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1 Of Philadelphia Superintendent Ackerman’s Chief Deputies Takes New Job In New York

One of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s chief deputies is taking a new job in the Big Apple.


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Philadelphia School District Holds Meeting To Discuss Budget Shortfalls

Another School Reform Commisison meeting Wednesday, another parade of community members pleading with school officials not to slash programs.


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Two Philadelphia School District Employees Fired In Whistleblowing Flap

Francis Dougherty, an aide to deputy schools superintendent Lee Nunery, and John Byars, vice president of procurement services, are being terminated, according published reports.


Stigall Show Log 4.13.11

Chris discusses Milton Streets growing list of endorsements, the double standard surrounding “boobies bracelets” and talks to S.E. Cupp about religion and politics and Scott Franzke about the Phillies series in Washington.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/13/2011

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Facing Deficits, School District Of Philadelphia May Close Or Consolidate Schools

The School District of Philadelphia is facing budget deficits in the hundreds of millions of dollars. To cut costs, the district announced on Thursday its plans for closing and consolidating a number of the district’s school buildings.


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Ackerman Presents Report On Philadelphia School Reconfiguration

The public tonight finds out which Philadelphia schools could close, under a district consolidation plan.


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Officials: Philadelphia School Superintendent Receives Emailed Threat

Philadelphia Police are investigating what is being called a highly unusual and threatening email that targeted the life of schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.


Stigall Show Log 4.4.11

Chris recounts his experience at Phillies opening day, talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and Shonda Schilling, the wife of Curt Schilling. He also debates the comparison between Libya and Iraq on the Monday Morning Matchup and prepares for the President’s visit to Bucks County on Wednesday.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/04/2011

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Pa. Auditor General ‘Disturbed’ By Bonuses Paid To Arlene Ackerman

During a visit to Center City, Auditor General Jack Wagner thinks Philadelphia school superintendent Arlene Ackerman is being paid too much.


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Ackerman Discusses ‘Rubber Room’ Teacher

For the first time, Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman is publicly weighing in on the case of the teacher in the district’s so-called “rubber room.”


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Budget Cuts Mean More Unpaid Furlough Days At Philadelphia School District

The School District of Philadelphia’s executive staff now must take 16 furlough days, instead of eight.