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Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Inspections Reveal Philadelphia School Buildings Less Than Satisfactory

City Controller Alan Butkovitz says his inspection finds unsanitary and dangerous conditions.

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More Philadelphia Students Graduating

On-time high school graduation rates for Philadelphia students has risen from 52 to 65 percent over the past eight years.

06/22/2015

Zeoli Show Log 6.12.15

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/12/2015

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Mighty Writers Opens Bilingual Center

Philadelphia’s Mighty Writers mentoring program has expanded to encourage bilingual students to become biliterate as well.

05/12/2015

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Carver School A Standout For STEM Students

The Carver School of Engineering and Science leads a STEM educational experience for students who apply, building a supportive and caring school culture.

11/26/2014

(Dr. William Hite, in file photo. Credit: John McDevitt)

William Hite Defends SRC’s Move To Force Teachers To Contribute To Their Healthcare Benefits

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.

10/07/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

New Poll Indicates Corbett Still Trailing Wolf Deeply in Pa. Governor Race

Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, was at a loss today to fully explain why Corbett is so vulnerable.

09/11/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philly Schools To Open On Time, But With Service Reductions

The School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”

08/15/2014

Superintendent Dr. William Hite says a cash advance from the state doesn't solve the district's $81 million deficit. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Phila. School District Superintendent Says Without New Money, Layoffs Could Happen This Week

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.

08/12/2014

Stigall Show Log 8.7.14

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/07/2014

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Corbett Heads Harrisburg Talks Over Cigarette Tax School Funding

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.

08/04/2014

Superintendent Dr. William Hite says a cash advance from the state doesn't solve the district's $81 million deficit. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

City Officials Say Without Passage Of Cigarette Tax, Philadelphia Schools May Not Open On Time

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.

07/31/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

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. (File Photo by Tony Romeo)

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

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