Meanwhile, aides to the mayor are clarifying how he wants to raise the city’s portion.
After reviewing the just-adopted city and state budgets, Philadelphia school officials say the district’s budget deficit is even larger than first predicted.
Despite pleas from Mayor Nutter, City Council today held firm on its decision to reduce new funding for the School District.
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.
A group of blue-collar school employees, including bus drivers, are expected to gather in Center City today for a noontime protest at the Municipal Services Building.
Chief Recovery Officer Tom Knudsen says if City Council doesn’t approve $94-million from the mayor’s Actual Value tax initiative, it’s not clear that schools will be able to open in September.
The district is planning to slash an additional $17 million in spending.
The city has released a pile of internal documents the school district provided as part of their so-called “Education Accountability Agreement.”
The School Reform Commission voted 4-0 to negotiate the Educational Accountability Agreement that Mayor Nutter demanded.
Chris reviews the latest in the continuing Anthony Weiner saga, talks to E.R.’s Noah Wylie about his new show, Falling Skies, City Councilman Bill Green about the school budget and the Phillies’ Tom McCarthy about last night’s loss and Plaxico Burress’ hat.
Chris looks back at yesterday’s Anthony Weiner fiasco and talks to Andrew Breitbart about his role in breaking the story. He also talks to Mayor Michael Nutter about his proposed soda tax and the school budget gap.
Chris reacts to the latest school budget news and implementation of the soda tax. He talks to Phillies Manager Charlies Manuel about the weekend series in Pittsburgh and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum about his announcement to run for President.
Chris is mad about the proposed soda. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Seth Everett about what the return of Shane Victorino means and Don Russell about Philly Beer Week.
With Philadelphia’s public schools facing a budget crisis, student leaders held a press conference Wednesday to ask City Council to keep funding for programs that decrease violence in schools.
During a national education forum in Washington yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took the state teachers union to task for blocking reforms he seeks to make.
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