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Charges Filed Against Bartram H.S. Student After Staffer Knocked Cold

The aftermath of the assault was captured on a student’s cell phone and posted online.

03/25/2014

(photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Announces Plans To Suspend Teacher Seniority Rules For Next Year

Superintendent William Hite says under his plan, a committee of a school’s principal, teachers and a parent will determine teacher staffing at each school.

03/24/2014

(Students from Mastery Charter Schools get cartons of baseball equipment from a "Pitch In For Baseball" rep at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Play Ball!   Philly Schools Get Donations of Baseball Equipment

“Bats, balls, uniforms, gloves, cleats, socks, helmets, catching gear, masks, shin guards, chest protectors, balls — everything,” an official from Pitch In For Baseball tells KYW Newsradio.

03/24/2014

(Citizens Bank Park "bacon dogs."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies’ Ballpark To Offer New Variants on an Old Favorite This Season

The bacon dog — a hot dog with a slab of bacon and melted cheese — is among the new Phillies’ ballpark food offerings this year.

03/24/2014

(Commonwealth Association of School Administrators' president Rob McGrogan, in file photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo/ KYW)

Philadelphia Public School Principals Agree To 16% Pay Cuts

Eighty-three percent of the principals’ union membership voted to accept the contract concessions that also require them to pay health care premiums.

03/17/2014

(Public education advocate Helen Gym testifies before Pennsylvania auditor general Eugene DePasquale and staffer Lisa Wagenseller.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Auditor General Hears Tales of Charter School Accountability Woes

With more than half of Pennsylvania’s charter schools in Philadelphia, state auditor general Eugene DePasquale came to City Hall for his final statewide hearing on charter accountability.

03/14/2014

(Photo by KYW's Timothy McLaughlin)

Developer Says Old City Building Came Down ‘Controlled,’ Not ‘Collapsed’

The call came in around 1:20 p.m. for a building under demolition at 3rd and Market Streets that had “collapsed.”

03/13/2014

(Susan Gobreski, at lectern, and other education advocates speak to reporters at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Group Wants Continuation of Phila. Sales Tax Hike to Fill School Funding Gap

A coaltion of organizations wants City Council to approve a one-percent sales tax extension and use all of the proceeds — about $120 million — for the Philadelphia schools.

03/13/2014

Camden County Metro division radio dispatch center. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Radio Upgrade For Camden County Police Shuts Out Eavesdroppers

A high-tech upgrade for the Camden County Police Department radio means that outsiders — and criminals — can’t listen in.

03/13/2014

Camden County police chief Scott Thomson.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Super-Strong Heroin Causing Wave of Overdoses in Camden, Police Say

Camden County police chief Scott Thomson says there have been 15 overdose calls — none fatal — in the last 24 hours.

03/12/2014

(Easton, Pa. schoolgirls at the center of the case display their controversial bracelets outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Dispute Over ‘I Heart Boobies’ Bracelets

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the Easton Area School District that wanted to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.

03/10/2014

Curator John Perelman with Hank Greenberg's jersey at the "Chasing Dreams" exhibit. PHOTO CREDIT: Mike DeNardo.

The National Museum Of American Jewish History’s New Exhibit Focuses On America’s Pastime

Curator Josh Perelman says “Chasing Dreams” presents 130 artifacts, dating from the mid-19th century to today.

03/10/2014

(The  new animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" uses characters created by a Delaware Valley cartoonist.)

New Movie’s Got a Decades-Old Connection to Delaware Valley Artist

A new animated movie is based on characters created by a local artist.

03/07/2014

(Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, seated, and actor Tony Danza read to first graders at the Fox Chase Elementary School.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Tony Danza Makes One-Day Return to a Philadelphia Classroom

To mark “Read Across America Day,” Danza (standing) read to first graders at Fox Chase Elementary School.

03/05/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Road Salt Supply Running Low In Camden County

“Right now, we’re at critical stages with salt,” said Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, who oversees the public works department.

03/05/2014

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