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.
A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.
After the Blackhawks won the National “Pop Warner” Pee Wee championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter promised them a new place to play.
This job fair is one in a series of eight being held by the Showboat — which plans to close August 31st — and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Eagles fans at today’s open practice got their first in-person look at offseason improvements to Lincoln Financial Field.
A group backing Allen for the Hall of Fame kicked off their effort Friday at Ashburn Field at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. The group has prepared a 55-page presentation aimed at convincing baseball’s Golden Era Committee that the 1964 Rookie of the Year and ’72 MVP belongs in the Hall.
An inch of rain puts Von Nieda Park, in Cramer Hill, underwater for days. Nearby streets and homes are also inundated.
The district is inviting principals and teachers to present their own instructional ideas to overhaul Philadelphia schools.
“I think it would be sad, because we came here specifically for running up the stairs, because of the ‘Rocky’ scene,” said one tourist from Texas.
Former Flyers’ coach (and current LA Kings’ assistant coach) John Stevens brought the cup to his summer home in Sea Isle, to the delight of shore visitors.
The children have put together a video inviting the first lady to the program’s big finish on August 13th, at Vogt Recreation Center.
A few dozen children were taking a break from their struggles with life-threatening diseases to enjoy a much-needed day out at the Independence Seaport Museum.
NJT spokesman William Smith says the agency currently has no plans to act on any of the proposals in a 2009 consulting company’s report.