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Only 300 of city's 2,000 childcares and preschools get key web listing as "high quality"
In a city with over 2,000 childcare and preschool facilities, just 15 percent of them are considered "high quality" by education advocates.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Using Local Cigarette Taxes For Schools Is Silly
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
It isn't just city schools
The decision of Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to open Philadelphia schools on time was the right call.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Phila. schools to open on schedule, but with deep budget cuts
City schools will open as scheduled Sept. 8, but with deep cuts to student transportation, school police and building maintenance, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Friday.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Hite to unveil plans for school year
Will Philadelphia schools open on Sept. 8, as scheduled? Can the nearly broke system afford to run classes all year? Will officials lay off more than 1,300 employees? Will they pack classes with 40 students? After a summer of suspense, the answers to those questions are expected Friday.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
House majority leader, Hite discuss Phila. cigarette tax
Whether city public schools begin on time is still an open question, even after a "positive" meeting Monday between the superintendent and a top Harrisburg leader.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Hite: $265M still not enough to stop layoffs
Gov. Corbett said Wednesday that he would advance the troubled Philadelphia school system $265 million, but officials said that action - which represents no new revenue or savings - would not avert layoffs or guarantee that schools would open on time.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Cigarette-tax vote hits a Pa. legislative roadblock
The House, on paper at least, is scheduled to return Monday and vote on a bill that would authorize the city to impose a $2-per-pack tax to raise money for its cash-strapped public schools.