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(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

Stephen Starr, at his "Parc" restaurant on Rittenhouse Square, announcing plans to collect donations for Philadelphia schools.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Stephen Starr Restaurants Collecting Donations For Philadelphia Schools

Starr is chipping in $25,000 himself, with the goal of collecting $100,000 for playgrounds, technology, and internships.

03/04/2014

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

School District of Philadelphia Weighs Options After 7th Snow Day

Today is the seventh day on the Philadelphia School District calendar wiped-out by snow this winter. Does that mean the school year will be extended into July? Not necessarily.

03/03/2014

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

Philadelphia’s Principals Union Reaches Tentative Agreement On New Contract

The union that represents Philadelphia Public School principals has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that contains what the union chief calls “serious concessions.”

03/01/2014

(File photo of University City High School, now closed.)

Buyers Found For Four Mothballed Philadelphia School Properties

The school district says it will gross $35 million and net $25 million from the sales.

02/27/2014

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Philadelphia Non Profit Would Like More Charter School Oversight

A Philadelphia nonprofit says Pennsylvania charter schools would be better off if they were overseen by more than local school boards.

02/27/2014

(credit: CBS)

New Report Says Child Care Providers In New Jersey Are Operating On Shoestring Budgets

The report by the group Advocates for Children of New Jersey says child care providers know what quality is – they just can’t afford it.

02/26/2014

(Dr. Alberta Wilson, second from left, in brown overcoat.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Tax Credits For Private School Donations Going Unused, Advocate Says

Dr. Alberta Wilson, program manager for the Christian-based Capstone Legacy Foundation, wants businesses to know they can get a credit on their corporate taxes if they donate to parochial or private school scholarship organizations.

02/25/2014

(Interested parties await the start of an auction for two storage units containing items belonging to Don Tollefson.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Don Tollefson’s Storage Lockers, Car Auctioned Off As He Sits In Jail

“Six hundred once. Six hundred twice. Sold for $600.” It was like the TV show Storage Wars — on Columbus Boulevard!

02/24/2014

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

SRC Chair Doubtful Superintendent Will Get All Money Requested To Improve Philly Schools

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite put a $320 million price tag on his action plan. But new SRC chair Bill Green said the district shouldn’t count on getting that much money from the city and state.

02/22/2014

(A driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Potholes Present Challenge For Delaware Valley Drivers, Repair Crews

The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.

02/20/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Superintendent Hite Requests $320-Million For His Ambitious Education Plan

Superintendent William Hite says Philadelphia schools need 320-million dollars more next year, to get his ambitious action plan rolling.

02/20/2014

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Area Crews Fill Potholes, Awaiting Warmer Weather For Real Road Repairs

Potholes. They’re everywhere. And road crews are working overtime to fill them.

02/19/2014

FILE PHOTO (Bill Green and Farah Jimenez are sworn in as chair and member, respectively, of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School Reform Commission Gets New Chair, New Member

Former Philadelphia city councilman Bill Green is now officially the chairman of the School Reform Commission.

02/18/2014

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