Blondell Reynolds Brown: Drink More to Save Philly Education

Plus what Michael Nutter wants from Arlene Ackerman, news you already knew about Rick Santorum, why Roy Halladay loves Chase Utley, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today

Nutter Wants Ackerman to Open School District Books. Last night, the mayor sent the School Reform Commission a nine-page letter asking for an “education accountability agreement,” which would “provide detailed information about how it would spend any additional city and state funding.” [Inquirer] Superintendent Arlene Ackerman plans to comply. [Daily News]

Drinking for Education? Council member Blondell Reynolds Brown has suggested the city keep bars open until 3 a.m. and send proceeds from the extra hour of drinking to the School District. [Fox29] Booze. Soda. The Scoop would like some educational finance ideas that do not involve beverages, please.

Giant Squirrels Invade Penn’s Campus. And even Denzel Washington thinks it’s weird. [CBS3]

Santorum for President. Even though every single one of you already knew he was running, now it’s official: Rick Santorum wants to save us from Barack Obama. [CBS News]

Will Plaxico Burress Play for the Eagles? The wide receiver gets out of jail today and the Giants don’t want him, according to Burress’s good friend, running back Brandon Jacobs. According to Jacobs, Burress has his sights set on the Eagles. [New York Daily News]

Halladay Is Happy Utley’s Back. Us, too, Roy. Us, too. [High Cheese]