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Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented

“(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and … they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board,” says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Study: Parole System In NJ Could Be Improved

A newly released independent study on New Jersey’s parole system suggests it could use some work.


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Pew Study Finds Philadelphia’s Recovery From Recession About Average

The research arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts examined how 30 American cities including Philadelphia managed to get through the recession and where they stand now.


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Pew Report: Philadelphians Wary About City’s New Property Tax System

A report from the Pew Charitable Trusts says Philadelphians are ‘wary’ about the city’s new “AVI” property tax system.


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New Poll Finds More Philadelphians Down On City, Down On Nutter

The new public opinion poll finds that a growing number of Philadelphians are pessimistic about the city’s prospects, and a growing number disapprove of Mayor Nutter’s job performance.


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Public Opinion of Philadelphia Schools at 5-Year Low, Survey Finds

The new poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts reports that only 18 percent of respondents think Philadelphia schools are going a “good” or “excellent” job.


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Pew Study: Residential Property Owners Will Pay Bigger Chunk Of Taxes Under AVI

The Pew analysis of the new assessments finds that the percentage of property taxes borne by individual homeowners compared to other owners will go from about 54 percent under the old system to about 60 percent under AVI.


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Property, Wages, or…? Stakeholders Argue Philadelphia’s Tax Policy

The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.


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Community Forum Discusses Alternative Uses For Germantown High School Building

The historic school is one of nearly two dozen Philadelphia public schools slated to close at the end of the academic term.


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Philadelphia a Bargain? Local Tax Study Says… Maybe

A new study released by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds that Philadelphia is becoming more competitive in terms of local taxes when compared to the suburbs.


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New Poll Says Philadelphians Concerned About Tax Hikes Yet Eager For Services

Poll director Larry Eichel doesn’t see those findings — a desire to lower taxes and yet preserve services — as contradictory.


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Opinion Survey Gives Mayor Nutter High Marks, Except in Fighting Crime

The poll by the research arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts is the fourth annual survey of city residents’ outlook on the present and future state of the city.


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Study Says Reorganization of Philadelphia’s Employment Efforts Was Sorely Needed

A new study finds that the taxpayer-funded system to connect Philadelphia employers with workers seeking jobs has been delivering only mediocre results, but help may be on the way.


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Survey: Whites, More Than Blacks, Trust Philadelphia Police Procedures

The poll found the public’s respect overall for police is high, but racial or ethnic group, income, and race also played a role in the answers.


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Study: Philly’s City Council Gets Most Time Off

The report by the research arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts compared the 17-member Philadelphia City Council with those in 14 other major cities.