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Cigarette Tax To Fund Philadelphia Schools Suffers Setback As Pa. State Senate Amends Bill Further

Mayor Michael Nutter tried to remain upbeat, saying the cigarette tax proposal is still alive, but added, “We are caught in a vortex of political hell with no particular path out.”

07/08/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday night at the Capitol. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

After Battle, Pa. House OKs Philadelphia Cigarette Tax

In a major breakthrough for city and school district officials, the state House Wednesday night passed a bill that would authorize a cigarette tax to help close the Philadelphia school district’s deficit.

07/02/2014

(Heidi and Cole Hamels, far left and far right, present a ceremonial check to representatives of West Philadelphia High School.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Cole Hamels’ Foundation Underwrites More Projects For Area Schools

Students at West Philadelphia High erupted in cheers as Heidi Hamels announced the $8,700 grant to their school, one of six new Hamels Foundation gifts — totaling $51,000 — to area schools.

05/30/2014

The symbolic demonstration organized by Youth United for Change started with nearly 20 students holding a sit-in, but they were peacefully moved out front by police after about 30 minutes. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Philadelphia Students Make A Call For Full, Fair Funding For Schools At District Headquarters

By Dan Wing PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of students made a call for full and fair funding for Philadelphia schools by staging a demonstration at the school district headquarters Monday evening. The students were […]

05/12/2014

Luigi Borda, one of hundreds who will run to protest the current state of Philadelphia schools. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Students, Teachers Lace Up To Protest State Of Philly Schools

Hundreds plan to run around Philadelphia school headquarters Saturday to protest the state of education in the city.

04/04/2014

Pa. State Senator Vincent Hughes at the podium and student Angel Martinez. (photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. State Senator Calls For Shale Gas Tax To Help Fund Public Education

Standing outside school district headquarters, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced plans to introduce a bill that would place a five percent tax on natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania to be used, in part, for public schools.

03/27/2014

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Charges Filed Against Bartram H.S. Student After Staffer Knocked Cold

The aftermath of the assault was captured on a student’s cell phone and posted online.

03/25/2014

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Philly Schools Consider Universal Enrollment Model

District officials are now wondering if universal enrollment can simplify things for Philadelphia students.

02/09/2014

(Michael Slade, following his acquittal, outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

2 Charter School CEOs Cleared in Philadelphia Fraud Case

Acquitted were Michael Slade (pictured) and Courteney Knight. The jury continues deliberating the fate of their co-defendant, Dorothy June Brown.

12/19/2013

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New Public Service Campaign Aims To Keep Philadelphia Kids In School

The city launched a public service campaign on Wednesday aimed at preventing kids from dropping out of high school.

10/30/2013

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Choosing A High School This Fall

Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.

10/15/2013

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Play On, Philly

At a time when budgets have cut music in schools, Play On, Philly is changing lives.

10/08/2013

On October 3rd demonstrators protested Gov. Corbett's decision to withhold $45 million from the Philadelphia school district.  File photo)

Education Advocates, City Officials Urge Parents To Complain To State About Philadelphia School District Cuts

Parent groups say the cuts in Philadelphia schools constitute a failure to provide the constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education.

10/03/2013

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Philadelphia Nonprofit, Newspaper Collecting Office Supplies For Needy Schools

This drive, by Global Citizen and the publisher of the Inquirer and Daily News, seeks donations of basic office supplies for Philadelphia schools.

09/25/2013

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Nutter Brings Schools Message To Corbett

Inadequate funding for Pennsylvania’s largest school district could damage the futures of its students and the state’s economy, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday after he lobbied Gov. Tom Corbett for more aid.

09/23/2013

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