School Budget

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School Officials Voice Concern Over Lack Of State Budget As Summer Break Winds Down

Summer vacation is almost over for students across the Delaware Valley. But as schools get ready to open their doors, there is still no budget from Harrisburg.


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.


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Superintendent Hite Requests $320-Million For His Ambitious Education Plan

Superintendent William Hite says Philadelphia schools need 320-million dollars more next year, to get his ambitious action plan rolling.


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State Senate To Vote On More Money For Philadelphia Schools

It appears another $30 million piece of the Philadelphia schools’ budget puzzle may soon happen.


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South Philadelphia Nonprofit Creates Pop-Up Libraries For High School Students

Budget cuts have shuttered libraries at many of Philadelphia top public schools. And when a South Philadelphia non-profit heard the news it took action.


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Nutter And Clarke Still Disagree On School Funding Plan

Philadelphia’s mayor and council president have very different ideas about where to find money for public schools.


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Source: Federal Funds Might Be Made Available For Philadelphia Schools

It may be a longshot, but KYW Newsradio has learned that talks are underway in an effort to shake loose some major federal dollars for Philadelphia schools.


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Summer Brings No Break For Simmering Political Debate

The big issue is education funding, or lack thereof.


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New Website Profiles School Employees Who May Get Laid Off

A new website has been making the rounds, putting faces to some of the 3,783 School District of Philadelphia employees who were given pink slips last week.


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Philadelphia Parents Take School Funding Plea To Harrisburg

Mothers of children in the Philadlephia School District are heading to Harrisburg today, armed with thousands of letters from students in hopes of urging lawmakers to support additional funding for the city’s public schools.


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School Reform Commission Votes 4-1, Adopts Stripped Down Budget

If a $300 million dollar budget gap isn’t filled, the district plans to eliminate counselors, art, music and other school activities.


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Nutter, Hite Rally In Support Of Cash Starved School District

Meanwhile, aides to the mayor are clarifying how he wants to raise the city’s portion.


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Larger-Than-Expected Budget Deficit For Philadelphia School District

After reviewing the just-adopted city and state budgets, Philadelphia school officials say the district’s budget deficit is even larger than first predicted.


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Council Stays With Budget Plan As Nutter Pleads For More School Funding

Despite pleas from Mayor Nutter, City Council today held firm on its decision to reduce new funding for the School District.


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Education Advocate Hopes To Prevent Pre-K Program Budget Cuts

Quality preschool for lower-income children hangs in the balance as the Pennsylvania budget is debated, and an advocate for it makes the case that this program benefits all of us.