Candidate Tom Wolf Promises Shale Fracking Tax Revenue For Pa. SchoolsStudents 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.
Group Eyes Lawsuit To Force Pa. To Release Funding For Phila. SchoolsThe Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia says it has precedent that shows it could work: the Chester-Upland budget crisis.
Troubled Chester Upland School District Rejects Recovery PlanThe 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.
'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.
Chester-Upland School District To Review New Recovery PlanPennsylvania education officials have appointed a political activist and Philadelphia minister to guide the Chester-Upland School District out of its latest financial problem.
Chester-Upland School District Reaches Agreement To Settle Lawsuits Against StateAll 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.
Chester-Upland School District Students Are Michelle Obama’s Guests At White HouseA 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.
Plan Outlines Aid For Troubled Pa. School DistrictA 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 2.6.12Chris 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.
Petitioners To Corbett: Fund Chester-Upland's Foundering School DistrictA delegation from Chester, Pa. delivered petitions to Governor Tom Corbett’s office seeking state funds to keep the Chester-Upland schools open.
Parents, Pa. Lawmakers Look For Answers To Budget Crisis in Chester-UplandParents were getting a chance to vent at a community meeting even as politicians were seeking both short- and long-term answers.
Corbett Takes Heat For Handling Of Chester-Upland School District TroublesGovernor 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.