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Philly mayoral candidates react to Nutter's budget proposal

By Brian Hickey for NewsWorks on Mar 5, 2015 04:59 PM

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.

Williams wants to devote greater portion of Philly taxes to schools

By Katie Colaneri for NewsWorks on Mar 5, 2015 01:08 PM

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.

Notes from the news, Mar. 5

By thenotebook on Mar 5, 2015 09:08 AM

Hite Action Plan 3.0 focuses on equity, reallocating dollars. Notebook

Hite's plan for schools echoes Wolf's call for equity, more funding. NewsWorks

Hite outlines plan focused on student equity, improved service. Daily News

Philadelphia School District Rolls Out Latest Action Plan. 6ABC

Philadelphia Schools Chief Hite Plans More Focus On Neighborhood Schools. CBSPhilly 

Hite: Money not enough-Phila. schools must change. Inquirer

Nutter proposes 9.34% property-tax hike to help fund schools. Daily News

Mayor Nutter Seeking 9 Percent Property Tax Hike to Fund Schools. NBC10

Property tax increase said to be part of Nutter's budget. NewsWorks

The Brief: Mayor Nutter's Last Tax Hike Is a Whopper. Philadelphia Magazine

Williams proposes plan for Phila. schools. Inquirer

Critics say Williams' plan for school funding falls short. Daily News

School officials hopeful of seeing increases in education funding under Wolf plan. Trib Total Media

Charter school advocates think Gov. Tom Wolf is out to shut their schools down. Penn Live

Pennsylvania House passes bill to tweak charter school rules. AP

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

Mixing history, literature in study of city's 1793 yellow fever epidemic. NewsWorks

New media program launch: YearbookPHL. Philadelphia Student Union 

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition 


UPenn report finds Pa. schools need an additional $3.5 billion

By Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks on Nov 26, 2014 04:52 PM

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.

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