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Cigarette Tax Proposal To Fund Philadelphia Schools Moves Forward In Pa. Senate

In something of a surprise move, the state Senate Monday night approved an amendment that would enact the cigarette tax for Philadelphia schools. Mayor Michael Nutter celebrated the moment.

06/30/2014

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Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Clintons, Defends Charter Schools On WPHT

Dom Giordano spoke with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

05/08/2014

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I-Team Exclusive: Super Loophole

It’s a sweet deal for public school superintendents, and it’s all paid for by your taxes.

04/29/2014

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Report: NJ’s Graduation Rate High, But Not For Low-income Students

A new report finds New Jersey’s high school graduation rate is relatively high, and the number of “dropout factory” schools is shrinking.

04/29/2014

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Philadelphia School District, Archdiocesan Schools To Remain Closed Friday

Both the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia announced their schools would be closed due to the weather.

02/13/2014

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Study: Snow Days Don’t Negatively Impact Learning

New research out of Harvard reveals not calling schools off for a snow day might be more detrimental to students than canceling school for the weather.

01/29/2014

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Ice, Frigid Cold Could Make For A Rough Commute Back To School For Students

The School District of Philadelphia will be open Thursday but officials want parents to be aware of challenges students may face getting to and from school.

01/22/2014

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NJ Students Again Score High On National Test

New Jersey students have again scored among the top in the nation in standardized tests often used to compare states’ education systems.

11/07/2013

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Actor Kevin Hart Donates 500 Computers To Philly Schools

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has donated 500 computers to schools and the recreation department in his hometown of Philadelphia.

11/01/2013

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Local Councilman Takes A Stand On Controversial Property Tax Abatement

A Philadelphia city councilman wants to force members of the School Reform Commission to take a public stand on the city’s controversial 10-year property tax abatement, a tax break that costs the school district millions.

10/13/2013

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There Is No End In Sight For School District Budget Crisis

Philadelphia public schools have been open for a month now and there is no solution to the district’s budget crisis.

10/05/2013

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Philadelphia Man Jailed In Death Threats That Locked Down Pennsylvania Schools

A Philadelphia man has been jailed on charges he made calls from a suburban Pittsburgh hotel room threatening to kill police officers, which prompted a brief lockdown of nearby schools.

09/24/2013

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NJ Considers Requiring Higher GPA For New Teachers

New Jersey is considering requiring at least a “B” average in college for most aspiring teachers.

09/18/2013

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Gov. Christie Joins Camden Students On Second Day Of School

Students greeted Governor Chris Christie at the R. T. Cream School in Camden on Tuesday morning, where he was joined by Camden Mayor Dana Redd and new superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard.

09/10/2013

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Philly Schools Chief: I Need $50M To Open Schools

The superintendent of Philadelphia’s troubled school system says he can’t open city schools next month without another $50 million in funding.

08/08/2013

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