Thursday Jul 10
342 Phila. School District workers to be laid off
Without the all-important cigarette tax, 1,300 employees of the perpetually strapped Philadelphia School District could get pink slips in August.
$2 Cigarette Tax to Fund Philly Schools in Limbo
The fate of a $2 tax on cigarettes in Philadelphia to fund public schools is in jeopardy.
Wendell Pritchett is resigning from the School Reform Commission.
In a surprise move, Wendell Pritchett resigned Thursday from the School Reform Commission, citing frustration with and fear for the state of public education in Philadelphia.
$2.6B budget means no school layoffs... yet
Gambling on ongoing budget negotiations in Harrisburg, the School Reform Commission on Monday night adopted a $2.6 billion budget with a gigantic question mark.
Philadelphia City Council agrees to borrow $30M to aid schools
The process was ugly at times - school officials and Council battled for weeks over the district's finances, while education advocates bombarded City Hall with protests of marching, sign-waving students.