School Funding

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Stigall On Phila. Public School System: ‘There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why’

Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools

08/07/2014

(File photos:  Darrell Clarke, left, by Steve Tawa.  Michael Nutter by Mike Dunn.)

Debate Continues At City Hall Over How to Bring The School District $120M

Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke continue wrangling over a plan that would bring the School District an extra $120-million for the coming year.

05/15/2014

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Protesters Rally For Philadelphia Education On National Day of Action In Center City

The group is gathered as part of the National Day of Action.

12/09/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

After Philadelphia Asthma Death, Focus On School Staffing

Laporshia Massey died Sept. 25 after school staff twice called home to say she felt sick. Burch, though, said he was told she could make it through the day. Instead, he rushed the sixth-grader to a hospital when she got home, only to have her lose consciousness on the way. She died a short time later.

10/17/2013

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Philadelphia Business Leaders Join Fight For School Funding

Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.

10/10/2013

(File photos:  Darrell Clarke, left, by Steve Tawa.  Michael Nutter by Mike Dunn.)

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.

08/14/2013

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Debate Over Property Tax Overhaul And School District Funding Rages On

The rhetoric is rising in City Council in the debate over whether to overhaul Philadelphia’s property tax structure in a way that gives the School District an extra $94 million.

05/06/2012

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Analysis: Future For Philadelphia Public School Teachers

Philadelphia City Council is on its very long summer vacation after passing a property tax increase for the schools. But some players in the school drama say there are struggles ahead.

06/26/2011

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New Jersey Senate GOP Considers Next Moves On Education

New Jersey Senate Republicans are being asked to unite behind an education strategy that includes giving the Legislature power to determine school funding amounts even in poor districts.

05/29/2011

Stigall Show Log 5.25.11

Chris reviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. He talks to Phillies TV Play-by-Play Announcer Tom McCarthy about the series with the Reds and Political Analyst Rich Zeoli about the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling to increase education funding to poor districts.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/25/2011

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Court Overrules Gov. Christie, Orders More Spending For NJ’s Neediest Schools

A ruling Tuesday from the New Jersey Supreme Court orders the state to spend more money on the poorest school districts despite Governor Chris Christie’s efforts to balance the budget.

05/24/2011

Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Christie Warns Of Possible Tax Increases

During a town hall meeting in Evesham this past week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a warning for residents throughout the state. A decision due shortly from the state’s highest court could have some dramatic effects on everyone.

05/15/2011

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Battle Over NJ School Funding Continues In Court

A judge’s decision in New Jersey could prove troublesome to the Christie Administration as it attempts to reign in state spending. The issue: adequate funding of public schools.

03/23/2011

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