Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Public pleads with Council: Schools need money

Today, it's Round 2 of the Philadelphia School District's budget hearing before City Council. It's the public's turn to weigh in, and Council chambers are packed with people who want to speak about the district's "empty shell" budget, which requires $216 million in new funds just to keep the status quo. With no new money, the budget would require 1,000 layoffs, class sizes of up to 41, and other unthinkable measures.

Public pleads with Council: Schools need money

Today, it's Round 2 of the Philadelphia School District's budget hearing before City Council. It's the public's turn to weigh in, and Council chambers are packed with people who want to speak about the district's "empty shell" budget, which requires $216 million in new funds just to keep the status quo. With no new money, the budget would require 1,000 layoffs, class sizes of up to 41, and other unthinkable measures.

I'll be livetweeting - follow along.

About this blog

Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham writes the Philly School Files blog, where she covers education in Philadelphia, both in and out of the classroom.

During the school year, you’ll frequently find her hosting live chats about the district on Philly.com.

Please do pass along the scoop about what’s going on at your Philadelphia public school; Kristen welcomes tips, story ideas and witty banter.


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