City Controller Alan Butkovitz says his inspection finds unsanitary and dangerous conditions.
On-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.
Rich talked about an NAACP President in Spokane, Washington being caught lying about her ethnicity, Philadelphia schools closing due to today’s heat, and parents being arrested after their kids were locked out of the house. He also spoke with Dr. Mazz and authors Lenore Skenazy and HW Brands.
Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers mentoring program has expanded to encourage bilingual students to become biliterate as well.
The Carver School of Engineering and Science leads a STEM educational experience for students who apply, building a supportive and caring school culture.
Dom Giordano talked to William Hite, Superintendant of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, about the decision to cancel their contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, was at a loss today to fully explain why Corbett is so vulnerable.
The School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”
State house majority leader Mike Turzai met with Superintendent Willliam Hite for about an hour at school headquarters. Turzai pledged he’d work to pass the cigarette tax.
Chris reviews last night’s Police Athletic League charity game, Eric Holder’s statement claiming to be an activist, and James Carville’s op-ed predicting Democrats will lose the Senate in November.
Philadelphia school leaders are threatening layoffs and cutbacks unless they can balance their budget by August 15th with a hefty increase in the city’s cigarette tax.
Superintendent Dr. William Hite has said 1,300 layoff notices would go out August 15 without money from the cigarette tax. He says a cash advance from the state doesn’t solve the district’s $81 million deficit.
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.”
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.
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.