You have to hand it to Arlene Ackerman. She sure knows how to make a deal. No, the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia was not responsible for the earthquake that rattled the East Coast one day after she was ousted from her cushy job, but she certainly did shake loose a whole lot of bucks for her departure.
The cause of last week’s blaze remains undetermined.
As City Hall’s financial watchdog, Controller Alan Butkovitz has his hands full while keeping tabs on a broke city that needs money, a broke school district that needs money and a planned change in real-estate assessment likely to have a lot of residents howling.
A Northeast couple’s dream is about to come true — starting a charter school for autistic children. It’ll soon open in the old Lower Dublin Academy.
The 2012 Pennsylvania primary is scheduled for April 24, and the presidential election will top the ballot.
Harrisburg’s recently passed budget made steep cuts in education spending. At Lutheran Settlement in Fishtown, that means no classes for hundreds of adults looking for a leg up.
The success of two local charter schools spurs their officials to go one step further.
In the race for city elections commissioner, voters get to make two choices.
The new boundary lines won’t be known for months, but former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, beginning the process of running in the 1st Congressional District.