Tag: School

POLS ON THE STREET: Welcome Aboard, School Board! Check Lifejackets

POLS ON THE STREET: Welcome Aboard, School Board! Check Lifejackets

BY JOE SHAHEELI
Philadelphia crossed a historic milestone when it recovered its own Board of Education, freed from State management as of July 1, 2018.

Few are mourning this change, on either side of City Line Avenue. With important exceptions, the City doesn’t trust the State to deliver and the State doesn’t trust the City to deliver. Each is chary of its resources – particularly Philadelphia, which is much more dynamic economically now than it was when the School Reform Commission was established in 2001. Today it is Philadelphia that is growing, while most of Keystone Red State is stagnating economically.

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Pastor Urges Parents to Boycott School if District Doesn’t Receive Full Funding

Officials have until Friday, superintendent says, to provide $50 million in funding or else schools may not open on-time

By David Chang and Vince Lattanzio

Don’t send your kids to school if the district doesn’t receive $180 million. That’s the message Reverend Dr. Kevin R. Johnson sent to parents Monday night during a town hall meeting on the Philadelphia School budget crisis. Read More