The city launched a public service campaign on Wednesday aimed at preventing kids from dropping out of high school.
Choosing a high school for 8th graders is tough in Philadelphia; this year it’s harder than ever. But there is help.
At a time when budgets have cut music in schools, Play On, Philly is changing lives.
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.
This drive, by Global Citizen and the publisher of the Inquirer and Daily News, seeks donations of basic office supplies for Philadelphia schools.
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.
Judy Willner, a veteran third-grade teacher at Pennell Elementary School in Ogontz, admits she was just blowing off steam online.
The foundation started by the family that founded Wal-Mart is making a multi-million dollar grant to Philadelphia schools.
Amid concerns that students are walking unfamiliar routes to new schools, Philadelphia’s schools superintendent took to the streets.
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.
Chris continues to cover the lead up to the congressional vote on military intervention in Syria, including Charlie Rose’s interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup and Phillies Broadcaster Larry Andersen.
Chris reacts to the managerial change made on Friday by the Phillies and takes calls with Charlie Manuel. He also covers the funding battle for Philadelphia schools and Governor Chris Christie’s role in the New Jersey Senate campaign. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris assesses President Obama’s reaction to the violence and upheaval in Egypt, Mayor Nutter’s handling of the school funding crisis and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision making process on medical marijuana legislation. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah, and Beasley Reece from CBS 3.
Kindergarten classes at Kipp Elementary charter school in North Philadelphia have begun, more than three weeks before district schools begin.
Chris reviews the crisis that may prevent Philadelphia Schools from opening on time, NBC News’ reaction to the networks planning of a Hillary Clinton mini-series and Democratic efforts to draw Governor Tom Corbett into a battle over gay marriage. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Aries Spears.