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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in file photo. (credit: CBS)

Controversial Plan To Allow Advertising On Philadelphia Schools Put On Hold

City Council closed its 2013 legislative session with one key matter unresolved: whether to allow advertising on public school properties — to benefit the cash-starved district.

12/16/2013

(Philadelphia schools COO Fran Burns testifies at a City Council hearing on advertising in public schools.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Allowing Advertising on School Buses and Buildings

Philadelphia school district chief operating officer Fran Burns told Council’s Rules Committee that passage of the bill doesn’t guarantee that the district will follow through on putting ads in schools.

12/03/2013

(An advertisement on a school bus in Colorado.  File photo)

Parents Have Mixed Feelings About Ads In Schools

The West Chester School Board is expected to vote Monday night to move forward with a recommendation that the district look into selling advertisements that would be allowed in schools.

02/24/2012

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