Part 1: The EITC -- What Is It?The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is promoted as a way to provide a better education for poor children, but public education advocates say it actually takes away tax money that could be used to improve schools.
Part 2: Who's Hurt by the EITC?Expanding the program at a time when the state has slashed public school funding is infuriating public education advocates.
Part 3: Who Benefits From It?"BLOCS provides scholarships from your business taxes to students who not only want to attend a Catholic school but are most in need," says one advertisement.
Part 4: Ongoing ControversiesState senator Tony Williams defends the program as similar to the GI Bill, but some of his Harrisburg colleagues see it as improperly favoring closed groups.
Part 1: Back From The BrinkUntil this year, the Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia was listed as a "persistently dangerous" school, as defined by the state. But the climate is changing there.
Part 2: Voice For The VictimsIf kids don't feel safe, they're not going to learn. But now the victims of assaults in Philadelphia schools have someone going to bat for them.
Part 3: Getting Tough on ViolenceThere is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.
Part 4: More Than ToughnessIn this report, KYW's Mike DeNardo looks at how Philadelphia's new schools superintendent plans to tackle school violence.
Part 1: Back-to-School ScrimpingWhile the economy continues to sag, tuition costs continue to skyrocket, so an increasing number of students and parents are implementing cost-cutting strategies in order to keep up.
Part 2: Living at Home, Commuting to SchoolThe debt burden is causing many young college graduates, and even students, to return to the nest.
Part 3: Picking A Budget School"More and more students are taking on more and more debt, leaving themselves very vulnerable, especially today when we know unemployment is still a problem for young people," says one expert.