LaTrina Stewart, 43, former master teacher and currently the assistant principal at Robert Vaux High School walks the hallways during a class change April 9, 2013. Stewart is part of the first class of PhillyPLUS, a district program designed to help classroom teachers become principals. ( CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer )
Happy Friday. Here's your round-up of five stories we're following today:
1. Teen killed at high school: An Overbrook High School student was fatally shot at a playground across the street from the school Thursday afternoon. Two other young men were wounded. The killing happened after two teens were fighting at the playground; when one side was losing, "the guns came out," said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
2. Casino hearings: Today is the second day of public testimony about applications for Philadelphia's second casino. On thursday, groups, individuals and public officials urged the state Gaming Control Board to choose a project that will improve the neighborhood around the eventual casino. The hearing resumes at 9 a.m. today.
3. Masters: Sergio Garcia and Marc Leishman share the lead after the first round in Augusta. The second round takes place today. Here's the leaderboard.
4. Payday for hero: Nelson Mandela Myers, the man who found an abducted Philadelphia girl in an Upper Darby park in January, is finally expected to get his $10,000 reward today.
5. Training for Philly principals: Officials are set to announce today the first group of "transformational" principals who will be part of a new, on-the-job training program. Five teachers from public, charter and parochial schools will be formally named today, and up to 10 more could be picked in the fall.