Camden Resident Explains Opposition To New School Funding PlanCamden resident Sue Altman says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie new school funding formula places an undue burden on the poorest districts.
Education Activists From Philadelphia Area Depart For State CapitalAbout 50-people boarded the bus at the United Way on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to head to the state capitol, where they will hold a rally and meet with 20-legislators to push for the budget to be passed.
Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School FundingA report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.
Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood SchoolsSuperintendent William Hite's plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.
Stigall On Phila. Public School System: 'There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why'Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools
Debate Continues At City Hall Over How to Bring The School District $120MMayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke continue wrangling over a plan that would bring the School District an extra $120-million for the coming year.
Protesters Rally For Philadelphia Education On National Day of Action In Center CityThe group is gathered as part of the National Day of Action.
After Philadelphia Asthma Death, Focus On School Staffing Laporshia Massey died Sept. 25 after school staff twice called home to say she felt sick. Burch, though, said he was told she could make it through the day. Instead, he rushed the sixth-grader to a hospital when she got home, only to have her lose consciousness on the way. She died a short time later.
Philadelphia Business Leaders Join Fight For School FundingCitizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.