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Mike DeNardo

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

Philadelphia Schools Face More Cuts If State Lawmakers Can’t Agree On Funding

The Philadelphia School District is keeping its pink slips in its pocket for now, until the revenue picture from Harrisburg becomes more clear.

06/30/2014

(The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, in the spiritual headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo)

Group Plans Protest Over Archdiocese of Phila. Parish Consolidations

Pat Smiley is leading a group who plan to drive or walk through Delaware County and Philadelphia on Saturday, stopping at the 18 the churches that closed one year ago.

06/27/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Supreme Court Denies School District’s Request For Ruling On Teacher Seniority Protections

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided not to decide whether the Philadelphia School District has the power to impose work rule changes on teachers next fall.

06/26/2014

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

2 Low-Performing Philadelphia Catholic Schools Get Improvement Funds

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $137,000 each to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School, in South Philadelphia, and to St. Helena Incarnation, in Olney.

06/25/2014

(The fire on September 1, 2013, destroyed a meat and cheese processing plant in Delanco, NJ.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dougherty)

NJ Cold Cuts Plant, Destroyed by Fire, Will Be Rebuilt in NE Philadelphia

Dietz & Watson has announced plans to build on a site it had been eyeing for ten years — right next to its headquarters in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

06/24/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

No Overweight Loads Allowed On Walt Whitman Bridge During Repairs

If you want to haul something heavier than 80,000 pounds over the Walt Whitman Bridge, you won’t get a permit to do so for a while.

06/21/2014

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

Temple U. Buys Shuttered High School Building on North Broad Street

The school district is selling the William Penn High School building to Temple University for $15 million.

06/20/2014

(Sidney Kimmel and his wife, Caroline.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Sidney Kimmel Donates His Name and $110 Million To Jefferson Medical College

Jefferson Medical College has a new name — thanks to a major gift from philanthropist Sidney Kimmel.

06/18/2014

(The web site of Philadelphia School Partnership.)

Two Philadelphia Charter School Operators Get Expansion Grants

The Philadelphia School Partnership is giving $2.1 million to First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School and $855,000 to Mastery Charter Schools.

06/18/2014

(School Reform Commission chair Bill Green describes the dire state of Philadelphia schools funding.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Pleads For Adequate City and State Funding

Philadelphia school district officials are warning of dire consequences if the city and state don’t quickly come through with millions in new funding.

06/17/2014

(University City High  School, in file photo)

Sale of University City High School To Drexel U. is Completed

Drexel paid $25 million for the school building, which the district closed last June.

06/16/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Tax Credits Underwrite Tuition Donations For Phila. K-8 Students

The money comes from a group called the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia — from businesses who get Pennsylvania corporate tax credits for contributing.

06/16/2014

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite discusses the CHOP PolicyLab report during a presentation at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Report: One in 5 Phila. Students Familiar With Welfare or Juvie

The report, by the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital, says 17 percent of Philadelphia school students have been involved with DHS or the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent of those in high schools.

06/14/2014

(Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton signs copies of her book, "Hard Choices," at the Free Library.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Hillary Clinton In Philadelphia For Book-Signing At Free Library

Clinton took no questions from the press, arriving just before noon in the library’s government publications room to sign her book, titled “Hard Choices.”

06/13/2014

(Park manager Eric Ihlein watches as local officials cut a ribbon officially opening Benjamin Rush State Park, in Somerton.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Celebration for Upgrade to State-Run Park in Northeast Philadelphia

Park manager Eric Ihlein (second from left) says the $4.7-million renovation finished last fall.

06/12/2014

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