Judge Steven O’Neill told defense attorneys that he’ll want to know by Friday whether Washington will plead guilty to the charges against her or whether her case will go to trial.
PAC founder Susan Matthews says their key issue is reforming the statute of limitations in the wake of the Sandusky and Archdiocese of Philadelphia sex scandals.
Currently, the SRC must approve its own dissolution.
“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.
Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.
The $2-per-pack tax, if passed by the state legislature, was expected to provide about $45 million in funding for the School District of Philadelphia.
Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.
A new commission empanelled by the Pennsylvania legislature to redraw the state’s formula to fund basic education has held its first meeting.
“The children of Philly deserve better,” said secretary of education Arne Duncan (center) at a Community College of Philadelphia roundtable on how young men of color can achieve.
Gov. Tom Corbett is vetoing millions of dollars from the state legislature’s budget and urging lawmakers to make a new effort to address public-sector pensions.
“While there has been a lot of backslapping and clapping and ‘We finally got it done,’ we have not gotten it done,” warns state senator Anthony Williams (at left in photo).
An amendment attached to the Pa. House bill would give groups who want to open charter schools in Philadelphia the right to appeal to a state board if they get turned down by the School Reform Commission.
The defense wants the case moved to Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, claiming that all of the action in the corruption case is in the city.
The bill is sponsored by state senator Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon County), who advocated tirelessly and passionately for it.
In an apparent effort to light a fire under the feet of their counterparts in the state senate, a committee in the Pennsylvania House has advanced a new state budget partially funded by revenues from the sale of liquor retailing licenses.