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(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

(credit: Tony Romeo)

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

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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