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Philadelphia’s charter school authorizing process complies with state laws, audit finds

Amid charges from some advocates and City Council members that the Philadelphia school board is biased against Black-run charter schools, Pennsylvania’s Auditor General has found that Philadelphia’s authorizing, evaluation, and renewal process complies with all relevant state laws, regulations, and guidelines.

I analyzed 3,356 signs to see how language use is changing in three Latino neighborhoods in Philly

Daniel Guarin, Temple University Signs written in Spanish are becoming less common along North Philadelphia’s Golden Block, or El Bloque de Oro – which runs along North Fifth Street from Lehigh Avenue to Allegheny Avenue and is considered the cultural center of the city’s long-standing Puerto Rican community. Meanwhile, Spanish and multilingual signs are rapidly increasing in the …

Philadelphians ask City Council for more education funding as COVID aid expires

At a Wednesday hearing at the City Council, faculty and students from the Community College of Philadelphia asked councilmembers for a $20 million increase to their school’s budget. Residents also spoke in favor of more preschool seats, more public pool access, and more city property taxes going to the school district.

Pa. Republicans wrap up statewide bus tour with visit to Philadelphia suburbs

The Republican candidates for Pennsylvania statewide office embarked on a two-day statewide bus tour following Tuesday’s primary election, making six stops across the commonwealth. David McCormick, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Auditor General Tim DeFoor and York County District Attorney Dave Sunday, the GOP nominee for state attorney general, wrapped the tour with a stop in the Philadelphia suburbs Thursday.