The new commission’s job: to recommend ways the city can pay for high-quality pre-K for 40,000 eligible three- and four-year-olds.
On-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.
“Be prepared to walk” was the message from Mayor Nutter and other officials who spelled out transportation plans for the World Meeting of Families in September.
Philadelphia lags about 15 percentage points behind the national average in the rate of high school graduation.
Waring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment’s carbon footprint.
City Council opposes Mayor Nutter’s plan to raise property taxes by nearly ten percent, and seems headed for providing only $70-80 million of the requested $103 million.
The lawmakers seem intent on trimming the school district’s $103-million request to about $80 million, but how they’ll raise even that amount is very unclear.
Kenney says he’s not taking a victory in the mayoral race for granted, but he does plan to meet with Mayor Nutter shortly about personnel.
Mattleman is retiring next month. She has been a tireless worker for literacy in Philadelphia and her education commentaries have aired for years on KYW Newsradio 1060.
US Army corporal Robert Higgins went missing in action in February 1951. His remains were identified more than six decades later, thanks to DNA techniques.
The adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.
Eli Zebooker, a retired center city dentist, was the oldest man in attendance. He is a spry 102.
Nutter formally endorsed Kenney, despite Kenney’s frequent criticisms of Nutter’s administration.
Mayor Nutter strongly defended his police commissioner after Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams said that, if elected, he would not let Charles Ramsey stay on.
The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.