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Mayoral Candidate Williams Unveils a Plan to Fund Philly Schools

When state Sen. Anthony Williams released his first policy paper on education last month, we didn’t mince words: We called it “half-baked.” There wasn’t a word in […]

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The Brief: Will Crime Be an Issue in the Mayor’s Race?

This is Michael Nutter‘s final year as mayor, a/k/a legacy time. He’s talked up everything from his urban planning record to Philadelphia’s recent drop in homicides to its population growth. But on […]

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The Brief: What the Mayoral Candidates Are Saying About Charter Expansion

Today’s the day the Philadelphia School Reform Commission must decide the fate of 39 applications to create new charter schools. It’s not an easy decision, at least politically: Republican […]

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The Brief: Ethics 2.0 in the Mayoral Agenda

In 2015, should a mayoral candidate’s ethics platform be taken seriously if it doesn’t address open data? Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s former Chief Data Officer, argues that open data is a key part […]

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Mayoral Candidates Pan $35 Million Offer To Expand Charters

The School Reform Commission has a tough choice to make: Should it accept the Philadelphia School Partnership’s offer of $35 million? In return for the big check, […]

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Too Good To Refuse?

Yesterday, the Philadelphia School Partnership made what seemed, at first blush anyway, like an offer too good for the School District to refuse: $35 million, […]