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Philly School District Mulling Over Lawsuit Against Wall Street Banks

The Philadelphia School District may soon file a lawsuit against a host of Wall Street Banks for their ongoing budget crisis, claiming that several of […]

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In Hopes of Securing State Funding, Hite Proposes Ending Teacher Tenure

This ought to boost his popularity with the teachers unions! Philadelphia Public Schools Superintendent William Hite has proposed ending teacher tenure and seniority provisions, in […]

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Nutter’s Latest Attack on Sin: Raise the Tobacco Tax

This man does not like fun! First, the ill-fated soda tax. Last month, it was the liquor-by-the-drink tax. Now, Mayor Nutter and Council President Clarke […]

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Hundreds of Philly Students Walked Out Of School Today. Here’s Why.

Protesting looming cuts to school programs and staff that many have described as disastrous, hundreds of Philadelphia students marched to City Hall, and then up […]

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Free Twinkies at Sixers Games?

Hostess and Bakers Union Ordered to Take a 24-Hour Twinkie Break. A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge yesterday scolded the foodstuff feuders for skipping a major […]

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School Reform Commission Imposes Cap on Charter School Growth

Saying it needs flexibility and predictability in a time of dire financial distress, the SRC last night voted unanimously to override state laws governing the […]

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School Reform Commission Floats $300 Million Bond to Keep the Lights On

The fun times continue at the year-old Philadelphia School Reform Commission. With just weeks to go before the release of a report calling for the […]

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We Need a Whole New School District in Philadelphia

As the School Reform Commission struggles to close its most recent budget gap, I am not sure how we should measure their success. Even if […]