The Taney Dragons’ Little League World Series run is bringing attention and support for the entire program.
“We can’t help but feel a certain pride and ownership in this team,” says Springside Chestnut Hill Academy principal Dr. Priscilla Sands.
At Triple Play Sports at 9th and Christian, they’ve already sold 1000 Taney T-shirts with all proceeds going to the team. “Monty G” bought a 3x. He’s a fan of pitcher Mo’ne Davis.
If you were watching TV in Philadelphia Sunday night, there’s a decent chance you were watching the Taney Dragons’ walkoff win over Texas in the Little League World Series.
In Announcing Classes Would Begin On Time, Phila. School Officials Repeat Their Call For Concessions From Teachers Union
Cigarette tax money, if it comes, would fill about half of the budget hole. The district is still pushing its teachers union for concessions. Superintendent William Hite says the district is no longer seeking across the board wage cuts.
The School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”
A split Penn State Board of Trustees voted 19-8 to continue to comply with the NCAA sanctions, which include a $60-million fine and a ban on postseason play.
State house majority leader Mike Turzai met with Superintendent Willliam Hite for about an hour at school headquarters. Turzai pledged he’d work to pass the cigarette tax.
Each home game the Phillies hold a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to a worthy cause. For Monday’s game the beneficiary was Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, the team headed to the Little League World Series.
Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons put their Little League World Series hopes on the line this morning in Bristol, Connecticut.
Shopping alert! Construction is officially underway on a new outlet center in South Jersey.
It was created by eleven students in Temple University’s “Urban Apps and Maps” program.
They met for about two hours, but in the end there was no agreement to bring the House back into session to vote on the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia public schools.
Principals’ union president Rob McGrogan says his members have been working straight through the summer despite contract concessions last March that cut their pay from 12 months to ten months per year.
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.