Nutter calls for 9-percent property tax hike in budget. Philadelpiha Tribune
It's been a good week for Phila. schools. Inquirer
Does Michael Nutter's Property Tax Stand a Chance? Philadelphia Magazine
Editorial: Start with Nutter's idea. Inquirer
DN Editorial: Does $105 million = education? Daily News
Charter school advocates howling mad over Wolf's budget. Pennsylvania Independent
The Drama of the SRC. The Philadelphia Citizen
Rendell Center moves to Penn. Inquirer
A source of solace. South Philly Review
Before City Hall closed its doors early due to the snow on Thursday, Mayor Nutter proposed a budget that included a "9.34 percent property tax millage rate increase to raise $105 million to support Philadelphia school children." (Translation for the jargon-impaired: property-tax hike.)
You can read Nutter's full address via this PDF.
As Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter plans to announce a 9 percent hike in property taxes to help raise $100 million for city schools, mayoral candidate and State Sen. Anthony Williams has come out with his own school-funding plan.
At a press conference at his campaign headquarters in Center City, his mother and first-grade teacher by his side, Williams outlined a plan that he says will bring $200 million to the District next year.
The Brief: Mayor Nutter's Last Tax Hike Is a Whopper. Philadelphia Magazine
School District to ASPIRA: Fix up your school. Daily News
Philadelphia public schools flush with shortages. Watchdog.org
Free community college could cost more than we think. Hechinger Report
New media program launch: YearbookPHL. Philadelphia Student Union
A new report from the University of Pennsylvania finds that the state's school districts need an additional $3.5 billion to educate all students to meet academic proficiency standards.