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Thursday Jul 10 | Philly.com

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Electronics

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Patch.com

$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.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Philly.com

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.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Education Etc., Electronics, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Philly.com

$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.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, Education Etc., Electronics, Philadelphia, PA

Sun Jun 22, 2014

District Administration

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.

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