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Taney Dragons Transition From Little League Stars To Regular Schoolkids

They’re going from non-stop attention and adulation as Little League World Series stars, back to doing homework and taking out the trash.

08/30/2014

(Signs and traffic cones demark the closed westbound lanes of the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Traffic Bottlenecks Will Persist on Ben Franklin Bridge Into Late October

If you think those maddening lane closures on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be gone when everyone returns to work after Labor Day, think again.

08/29/2014

The 1931 World Series between the Philadelphia Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Final Inning For Link to Philadelphia’s Baseball Past

A sports auction Saturday is expected to be the last official event by the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.

08/29/2014

Chris Nowinski, of the Sports Legacy Institute, speaking at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Shipley School, in Bryn Mawr, Keeping Spotlight on Sports Concussion Dangers

Avoiding concussions among young athletes was the focus of a daylong discussion at a Main Line school that is addressing the issue head-on.

08/28/2014

California Chrome File Photo (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

California Chrome Expected To Make Comeback At Local Racetrack

Huge crowds are expected next month, should Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome race in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx.

08/28/2014

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Local Nonprofit Creates Web Tool To Help Parents Find Pre-K Child Care Programs

“Great Philly Schools” has launched a new web tool to help parents choose early-childhood programs.

08/27/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Group Plans To Sue The State To Address Problems In Phila. Schools

A group is preparing legal action, to try to force the state to address shortcomings at Philadelphia public schools.

08/24/2014

The former William Penn High School, on North Broad Street at Master.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

School District Moving Forward With Sale Of William Penn H.S. Building To Temple University

The sale was blocked while a community group challenged it in court. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week – without comment – denied the William Penn Development Corporation’s request for an injunction to stop the sale on grounds the district improperly sped-up the process.

08/23/2014

(Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan, in white shirt, listens to concerns of a union member at a table he set up outside school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Teachers’ Union Boss Hits Sidewalk Outside Phila. School HQ To Hear Teacher Issues

With the governor and the School Reform Commission calling on teachers to make concessions, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ president Jerry Jordan was hearing directly from members about their working conditions.

08/21/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

LLWS Ride Continues For Taney Dragons As Support Grows

The Taney Dragons’ Little League World Series run is bringing attention and support for the entire program.

08/21/2014

(Workers set up a tent for a Little League World Series game watch party on the grounds of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A Philadelphia School Cheers — and Shelters — Its Little League Stars

“We can’t help but feel a certain pride and ownership in this team,” says Springside Chestnut Hill Academy principal Dr. Priscilla Sands.

08/20/2014

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Taney Dragons Take On Las Vegas In LLWS Semifinals

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.

08/20/2014

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Taney Dragons Score Big In Ratings Game

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.

08/18/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

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.

08/16/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philly Schools To Open On Time, But With Service Reductions

The School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”

08/15/2014

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