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A Wheely Wheely Stupid Politician

Newly-elected Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym is tackling the important issues facing our fair city. She has been ignoring the skyrocketing homicide rate, rampant unemployment and dreadful public school system, in order to focus on the underlying root of our evils: … 250 more words

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DNC Day One: Immigrant Rights Advocates Call on Clinton to End Deportations

By Dustin Slaughter

Amid chants of “No papers, no fear!”, hundreds of immigrant rights demonstrators gathered in sweltering morning heat at Capitolo Park in south Philadelphia this morning to demand that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton pressure President Barack Obama to order a moratorium on deportations, saying that the situation is too urgent to wait until after November. 373 more words

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City Council Explores Parking Authority Low Funding To Public Schools, Despite Making Higher Profits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Parking Authority has been giving less and less money to the school district, despite making higher profits. That seeming contradiction was at the heart of a city council hearing on Friday. 142 more words

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Philadelphia Councilwoman Pushes For More Public School Water Fountains

by Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some Philadelphia public school students are thirsty for knowledge. And some are just thirsty. Councilwoman Helen Gym says there are too many broken water fountains in schools, and this week, she proposed legislation to fix the problem. 169 more words

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Learning not Grades: Answers from #Educon

Educon, for me, has always been such a hotbed of fresh ideas.

This year, the theme of Educon 2.8 is EMPOWERMENT.

Here is part of the Friday night panel conversation that seriously resonated with me.   338 more words

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