Wednesday Mar 5
Nutter's budget likely to spark debates
Mayor Nutter plans Thursday to present to City Council a modest budget without bold spending ideas, but one that nonetheless sets the stage for coming debates over selling the Philadelphia Gas Works and funding the School District.
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Baker files for reelection less than a year after school governance changes take effect
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, seen in this file photo from July 10, 2013, has filed for reelection.
Hite wants $320M in new aid annually for schools
PHILADELPHIA Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. wants $320 million in new money annually to begin to execute his ambitious blueprint for Philadelphia schools, and fully carrying it out could double that amount, he said Wednesday.
Green, Jimenez get to work at SRC ethics mtg
New School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green cut right to the chase: The Philadelphia School District needs money, he said minutes after taking the oath of office Tuesday, but there's a more pressing issue.
Philadelphia school chief faces down budget cuts and crises
William R. Hite Jr., superintendent of schools here in one of the nation's poorest cities, is known as a man who prefers collaboration to confrontation, but he has spent the academic year taking no prisoners, The New York Times reports.