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20 hrs ago | Philly.com

Palmer charter school ready to open, fight for its future

As an embattled city charter school prepares to welcome 1,350 students on Tuesday, founder Walter D. Palmer remains hopeful the school that bears his name will remain open past June.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Electronics

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Philly.com

Schools lay off 17 central-office workers

The fallout from the Philadelphia School District's dismal financial situation continues: 17 central-office employees were issued layoff notices on Friday.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Philly.com

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.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Education Etc.

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Forbes.com

Using Local Cigarette Taxes For Schools Is Silly

Tax Analysts is the leading publisher of tax news, analysis and commentary for the global community.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Electronics, Business News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Philly.com

It isn't just city schools

The decision of Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to open Philadelphia schools on time was the right call.

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Related Topix: Electronics, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Philly.com

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.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Philly.com

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.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Philadelphia, PA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Philly.com

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.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Education Etc.

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Philly.com

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.

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Related Topix: Electronics, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Philadelphia, PA, Education Etc., Harrisburg, PA

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