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The first annual Police Athletic League Basketball Carnival at the Palestra. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Kids Spend Day Off Learning Hoops At Palestra

Some kids are spending their Presidents Day holiday shooting hoops at the iconic venue.

02/17/2014

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

Superintendent Releases New Plan To Improve Philly Schools

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite has released this year’s version of his blueprint to improve city schools.

02/17/2014

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

School District Of Philadelphia Shortens Spring Break Because Of Snow Days

The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will now be open three days, April 15, 16, 17, originally designated for spring break.

02/14/2014

(A tow truck works to free a Septa bus from snow.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Planning Ahead, SEPTA Says Some Bus Service Will Be Rerouted For Snow

On some hilly roads, SEPTA may wind up suspending bus service anyway as the storm worsens.

02/12/2014

FILE: November 15, 2005. John Chaney celebrated his 500th victory with a 69-37 win over Army (credit: Joseph Labolito/Getty Images)

Former Temple Players Produce Documentary On Hall-Of-Fame Coach John Chaney

First, LaMont Ferrell and Darrin Pearsall had to convince their former coach, John Chaney, that it was okay to do a documentary on his life.

02/12/2014

(A PPA "Smart Card."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Parking Authority Will Cancel ‘Smart Card’ Program at Yearend

If you have been using Philadelphia Parking Authority “smart cards” to pay for parking at meters and kiosks around the city, get ready to change back to change.

02/11/2014

(Graphic provided by NJ Dept. of Transportation)

Interim Ramp Eases Tangle Where Rt. 42 Meets I-295 in South Jersey

The new temporary ramp that opened last weekend, connecting northbound Rt. 42 to northbound I-295, includes a median that keeps traffic flowing by eliminating the need to merge.

02/10/2014

(A fallen tree lays across a road and power lines in Chester County, Pa.   Photo by KYW's David Madden)

Chester County Residents Without Power Persevere For Third Day

Everywhere you look, tree branches and fallen limbs litter the roadsides.

02/07/2014

(Peco's emergency operations command center, in file photo. Credit: KYW's Michelle Durham)

PECO Says Some Power May Not Be Restored Until This Weekend

As of 1:30pm Wednesday, the utility listed about 624,000 homes and businesses without electricity.

02/05/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Senate Confirms Green, Jimenez To School Reform Commission

The state senate approved the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green to be SRC chair, and Farah Jimenez to be an SRC member.

02/04/2014

(This warehouse fire on April 9, 2012, killed two firefighters.   File photo)

Grand Jury: No Provable Criminality In 2012 Deaths of Two Phila. Firefighters

DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.

02/03/2014

(Members of Philadelphia's Democratic caucus in the Pa. State Senate.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. State Senate Dems Propose $300M Fix For Education Statewide

The plan from the Philadelphia Democrats would generate $300 million for schools statewide, including $90 million more for Philadelphia.

01/30/2014

Philadelphia’s Vincent Hughes, ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Philadelphia’s Senate Delegation Wants A $300 Million Dollar Increase For School Spending

State Senator Vincent Hughes says the Philadelphia delegation is proposing spending $300 million more on schools, without a tax increase.

01/30/2014

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Suburban Cyber-Charter Students Attend ‘Virtual’ Rally For School Choice

Cyber-charters do have some physical locations, and students at the Achievement House cyber-charter resource center in Chester, Pa. viewed a virtual rally on their laptops.

01/30/2014

FILE PHOTO (credit: CBS-3)

Senate Bill Would Give Colleges Authority To Approve Charter Schools In Pennsylvania

Part of a bill pending in the Pennsylvania senate would give universities the authority to approve new charter schools. But one non-profit says there’s no evidence that would improve student performance.

01/29/2014

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