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A protester vents her frustration with closing of Philadelphia public schools while many charter schools remain open. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Parents, Activists Take To Streets, Rallying Community To Save Schools

Parents and activists staged a demonstration outside a Philadelphia charter school and a high school slated to close because of budget woes.


FILE PHOTO: Tom Corbett takes the oath of office as Pennsylvania’s 46th governor.

Corbett: Dedicated To Finding Long-Term Solution For Philadelphia School District

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett released a statement on the Philadelphia School District Wednesday afternoon that said he is dedicated to finding a solution that is fiscally responsible and student-focused.


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Philadelphia Parents Take School Funding Plea To Harrisburg

Mothers of children in the Philadlephia School District are heading to Harrisburg today, armed with thousands of letters from students in hopes of urging lawmakers to support additional funding for the city’s public schools.


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Art Programs May Face Final Curtain Call In Philadelphia Schools

Philadelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.


(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia City Council President Hopes To Keep Schools Intact

With a new cigarette tax and pressure for other revenue the president of Philadelphia’s city council is still hoping to keep the schools intact.


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School Reform Commission Votes 4-1, Adopts Stripped Down Budget

If a $300 million dollar budget gap isn’t filled, the district plans to eliminate counselors, art, music and other school activities.


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Analysis: Philadelphia School District’s Budget Crisis

Many schools are threatened with severe cutbacks, but Helen Gym, co-founder of Parents United For Public Education, says there is crisis after crisis because the School Reform Commission keeps hiring out-of city superintendents and forgets basic values.


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Philadelphia Councilman Introduces Bill To Withdraw City’s Deposits From Major Bank

A city councilman thinks the city should yank hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits from Well Fargo, unless bank officials come in and explain their role in deals that cost the city and school district millions.


Students protest outside Philadelphia School District building on May 9, 2013. (credit: Chelsea Karnash).

Philadelphia School District Students Protest Budget Cuts

Hundreds of Philadelphia School District students took to the streets Thursday afternoon to protest proposed budget cuts.


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Students Gather After School In Protest Of Philadelphia’s Education Budget

Students gathered at about 4:30 p.m. after the school day ended at 440 N. Broad Street in Spring Garden.


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Professor: Campaign To Market Center City Public Schools Increases Divide Of ‘Haves,’ ‘Have Nots’

According to a Temple professor, Philadelphia’s campaign to market Center City public schools only increased the divide between the educational “haves” and “have nots.”


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Budget Crisis Stops Expansion Of Charter Schools In Philadelphia

The Philadelphia School District says it won’t recommend the expansion of any charter schools next year since it is facing a $300 million budget hole.


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‘Massive Layoffs’ Loom As Philadelphia School District Attempts To Fill $300M Budget Hole

The school district says “massive layoffs” and program cuts loom if it doesn’t fill its $300 million budget hole.


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Philadelphia School District Says Beeber Middle School Will Remain Open

Dimner Beeber Middle School will remain open, officials said on Tuesday.


To Raise $60M For Schools, Nutter ‘Interested’ In Raising Liquor-By-The-Drink Tax

Mayor Nutter wants to get the schools an extra $60 million, but after two years of property tax hikes, he is clearly hesitant to go in that direction again.