Large police forces and small counseling staffs correlate with poverty and race in the nation's largest school districts
Philadelphia was acknowledged for its own abatement effort.
Councilwoman Gym's event sought to channel protesters' energy into action.
The elementary has a long tradition of giving holiday baskets to some families. Soon, monthly backpacks of food will be offered.
The District's plan to overhaul 11 struggling schools drew complaints. The SRC also approved an expansion for FACTS Charter School.