William Penn Foundation
A famous alumnus of Philadelphia’s High School for the Creative and Performing Arts is reaching into his own pocket to make sure that next year’s musical at his alma mater won’t be scrapped, as this year’s was.
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation is rolling out a brand new interactive website that highlights the City’s neighborhoods in a unique way.
The Philadelphia Ethics Board says the William Penn Foundation did not violate city lobbying regulations when it was approached by the city for initiatives the city was supporting.
Several groups have filed a formal complaint, saying a privately-funded consultant’s report for the Philadelphia school district amounted to lobbying.
A group of students, parents and teachers — unhappy with a consultant’s report that called for the closing of one-fifth of Philadelphia public schools –announced they’ll launch their own effort to develop a strategic plan.
The school district last week hired the Boston Consulting Group to help restructure operations as it works to close a $71-million budget hole.
Mayor Nutter and members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission are heading to Denver on Thursday for a one-day trip to compare notes on cooperation between district and charter schools.
The Race Street Connector is a pedestrian friendly walkway that provides easy access from Race Street in Old City to the Race Street Pier and the riverfront.
The plan, called “Eating Here,” is designed to strengthen the food system that feeds the Greater Philadelphia region.
The William Penn Foundation is donating five million dollars to the city to spruce up the Delaware River waterfront, including better access for pedestrians.
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