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Chester-Upland School District

(Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf speaks with students and local officials in a classroom of the STEM Academy, in Chester, Pa.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Candidate Tom Wolf Promises Shale Fracking Tax Revenue For Pa. Schools

Students asked Wolf how he would help the struggling Chester-Upland School District if he’s elected governor. He told them a five-percent severence tax on Marcellus Shale would go a long way.


(Gov. Tom Corbett had said he would hold up additional funding for Philadelphia schools until the teachers' union agrees to concessions.  File photo)

Group Eyes Lawsuit To Force Pa. To Release Funding For Phila. Schools

The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia says it has precedent that shows it could work: the Chester-Upland budget crisis.


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Troubled Chester Upland School District Rejects Recovery Plan

The Chester Upland School District’s board rejected an academic and financial recovery plan in a vote Monday night, opening the door for a state takeover.


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‘Recovery Plan’ For Chester Upland School District Unveiled

A proposed recovery plan for the financially and academically troubled Chester Upland district includes closing underused schools, hiring new administrators and cutting jobs.


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Chester-Upland School District To Review New Recovery Plan

Pennsylvania education officials have appointed a political activist and Philadelphia minister to guide the Chester-Upland School District out of its latest financial problem.


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Chester-Upland School District Reaches Agreement To Settle Lawsuits Against State

All signs on Thursday were pointing to a potential settlement of a lawsuit filed several months ago by the Chester Upland School District against the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Michelle Obama works with students from an elementary school in the White House garden, in 2009. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Chester-Upland School District Students Are Michelle Obama’s Guests At White House

A handful of students in the Chester-Upland School District will be at the White House today, guests of First Lady Michelle Obama. They’ll take part in the 4th annual kitchen garden spring planting there.


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Plan Outlines Aid For Troubled Pa. School District

A suburban Philadelphia school system that threatened to shut down due to lack of funds should be able to stay open if a third party oversees the district’s financial operations for the rest of the academic year, state education officials say.


Stigall Show Log 2.6.12

Chris reviews the Super Bowl and all the commercials from the broadcast. He talks to Ray Didinger to break down the result and Zoe Lucas, who runs the Whipped Bake Shop in Fishtown, who made the Deion Sanders cookies in the Century 21 ad. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about the results of the Nevada Caucus.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/06/2012

(Petitions are delivered from Chester-Upland to the governor's reception room at the Harrisburg capitol.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Petitioners To Corbett: Fund Chester-Upland’s Foundering School District

A delegation from Chester, Pa. delivered petitions to Governor Tom Corbett’s office seeking state funds to keep the Chester-Upland schools open.


(Pa. state senator Dominic Pileggi; Chester-Upland parent Dennis Martinelli.  Photos by David Madden)

Parents, Pa. Lawmakers Look For Answers To Budget Crisis in Chester-Upland

Parents were getting a chance to vent at a community meeting even as politicians were seeking both short- and long-term answers.


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Corbett Takes Heat For Handling Of Chester-Upland School District Troubles

Governor Corbett is coming under fire from a key state senator of his own party for his administration’s handling of the situation with Chester-Upland and other financially troubled school districts in the state.


(Elementary school teacher Sara Ferguson.  School photo, provided by National Education Association.)

Teacher From Chester Upland District Is Special Guest at State of the Union Address

When President Obama presents his State of the Union tonight, a third generation educator from the financially-strapped Chester Upland School District will be sitting in the First Lady’s viewing box.


(Dr. David Clark, CEO of the Chester Community Charter School, addresses today's rally for school funding in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Republican Pa. Lawmaker Backs Rally’s Call For Emergency Schools Funding

The financial woes of the Chester Upland School District were front and center in the state capitol as dozens of parents with students at Chester Community Charter School protested a delay in state funding.


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Corbett, State Lawmakers Discuss Future Of Chester-Upland School District

Several members of the Delaware County legislative delegation in Harrisburg met Monday with Governor Tom Corbett to talk about the ongoing financial crisis in the Chester-Upland School District.