Lawsuit Contemplated In Spat Between Wolf And GOP Over School DollarsRepublican leaders in the state legislature say they are considering a lawsuit over Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to allocate $200-million extra for schools in the budget, $77-million of which he has earmarked for Philadelphia.
School Officials Voice Concern Over Lack Of State Budget As Summer Break Winds DownSummer vacation is almost over for students across the Delaware Valley. But as schools get ready to open their doors, there is still no budget from Harrisburg.
Pa. State Senator Calls For Shale Gas Tax To Help Fund Public EducationStanding outside school district headquarters, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced plans to introduce a bill that would place a five percent tax on natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania to be used, in part, for public schools.
Superintendent Hite Requests $320-Million For His Ambitious Education PlanSuperintendent William Hite says Philadelphia schools need 320-million dollars more next year, to get his ambitious action plan rolling.
State Senate To Vote On More Money For Philadelphia SchoolsIt appears another $30 million piece of the Philadelphia schools’ budget puzzle may soon happen.
South Philadelphia Nonprofit Creates Pop-Up Libraries For High School StudentsBudget cuts have shuttered libraries at many of Philadelphia top public schools. And when a South Philadelphia non-profit heard the news it took action.
Nutter And Clarke Still Disagree On School Funding PlanPhiladelphia's mayor and council president have very different ideas about where to find money for public schools.
Source: Federal Funds Might Be Made Available For Philadelphia SchoolsIt may be a longshot, but KYW Newsradio has learned that talks are underway in an effort to shake loose some major federal dollars for Philadelphia schools.
Summer Brings No Break For Simmering Political DebateThe big issue is education funding, or lack thereof.
New Website Profiles School Employees Who May Get Laid OffA new website has been making the rounds, putting faces to some of the 3,783 School District of Philadelphia employees who were given pink slips last week.
Philadelphia Parents Take School Funding Plea To HarrisburgMothers of children in the Philadlephia School District are heading to Harrisburg today, armed with thousands of letters from students in hopes of urging lawmakers to support additional funding for the city's public schools.
School Reform Commission Votes 4-1, Adopts Stripped Down Budget If a $300 million dollar budget gap isn't filled, the district plans to eliminate counselors, art, music and other school activities.
Nutter, Hite Rally In Support Of Cash Starved School DistrictMeanwhile, aides to the mayor are clarifying how he wants to raise the city's portion.
Larger-Than-Expected Budget Deficit For Philadelphia School DistrictAfter reviewing the just-adopted city and state budgets, Philadelphia school officials say the district's budget deficit is even larger than first predicted.
Council Stays With Budget Plan As Nutter Pleads For More School FundingDespite pleas from Mayor Nutter, City Council today held firm on its decision to reduce new funding for the School District.