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Philadelphia School District Parents Say State Failed To Probe School Issues

Seven Philadelphia School District parents have alleged in a lawsuit that the Pennsylvania Department of Education violated its obligation to investigate allegations of curriculum deficiencies in the schools.

09/09/2014

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Lindenwold Parents Outraged After Bus Service Discontinued For Some Elementary School Students

It’s the first day of the school year and already, dozens of parents are furious with Lindenwold Public Schools because they say their kids are expected to walk a potentially dangerous route to school.

09/04/2014

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Philadelphia School District Lays Off Some HQ Employees As Part of Huge Cuts

The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions at school district headquarters.

08/29/2014

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Pediatricians’ Rx For Schools: Later Start Times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

08/25/2014

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Group Plans To Sue The State To Address Problems In Phila. Schools

A group is preparing legal action, to try to force the state to address shortcomings at Philadelphia public schools.

08/24/2014

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Superintendent Says Plan To Cut Public Transportation Fare For High Schoolers Off The Table

“We withdrew that because we’re in conversations now with SEPTA, and we’re trying to find a way to resolve this issue,” Hite explained.

08/21/2014

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School District Residency Requirements May Have Some Flexibility

There are plenty of parents who want their school aged children to go to a good school with better student outcomes than the one in which they actually live. This may be illegal.

08/08/2014

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Opponent To Failed Cigarette Tax: ‘Smokers Are Just Going To Go Right Outside The City Borders’

Dom Giordano spoke with Nathan Benefield from the Commonwealth Foundation about the organization’s opposition to a cigarette tax in Philadelphia to help fund city schools.

08/04/2014

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Supreme Court Supports Random Drug Testing Of Students

The US Supreme Court says students who want to participate in extracurricular activities may be subject to random drug tests.

07/25/2014

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Statewide Poll Released In Pa. Could Have Implications On Current Budget Crisis

The state budget crisis is in full swing as a new Franklin and Marshall College poll is released by Terry Madonna, talk about timing.

07/02/2014

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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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