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.
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 […]
Hundreds plan to run around Philadelphia school headquarters Saturday to protest the state of education in the city.
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.
The aftermath of the assault was captured on a student’s cell phone and posted online.
District officials are now wondering if universal enrollment can simplify things for Philadelphia students.
Acquitted were Michael Slade (pictured) and Courteney Knight. The jury continues deliberating the fate of their co-defendant, Dorothy June Brown.
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.