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Campus protests foment fault lines between Democratic lawmakers in PA

Pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses have further exposed officials’ thoughts on the Israel-Hamas conflict


Five for Friday: A look at Philadelphia’s busy week

City & State breaks down Philly news from the first week of April


Cherelle Parker’s $6.29B ‘One Philly Budget’ prioritizes public safety, quality-of-life issues

The Philadelphia mayor offered the first glimpse of what her vision for the “safest, cleanest, greenest big city in the nation with economic opportunity for all” might look like


Cherelle Parker’s $6.29 billion budget – by the numbers

The Philadelphia mayor is delivering her budget plan to City Council Thursday

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Philadelphia Federation of Teachers reaches tentative agreement with school district on one-year contract extension

The deal comes months before what was expected to be a summer of tense contract negotiations.


Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget: By the Numbers

The governor delivered his second budget address to the General Assembly Tuesday, proposing a $48.3 billion spending plan.

Capitol Beat

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams

Williams talks with City & State about the work of the Basic Education Funding Commission and how lawmakers should address all things education.

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Five for Friday: Shapiro’s higher education plan

Shapiro’s blueprint for higher education seeks to impact affordability and accessibility

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State panel advances Dem-backed report with school funding recommendations

The report suggests that $5.4 billion is needed to close a statewide education adequacy gap.

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A sustainability-focused VC founder just took over Penn’s board of trustees

Five things to know about Ramanan Raghavendran, a University of Pennsylvania alumnus who cofounded investment firm Amasia.


Advocates who won education lawsuit call for $2B ‘down payment’ on fair funding

‘We are prepared to go back to court to uphold the rights of those communities,’ Deborah Gordon Klehr of the Education Law Center said


Penn Board Chair Scott Bok steps down following Liz Magill’s resignation

After months of increasing scrutiny and controversy over her response to antisemitism at the Ivy League institution, Magill’s tenure came to an end via university-wide email on Saturday.


Penn President Liz Magill facing growing calls to resign

Magill’s testimony in front of Congress – and her response to antisemitic rhetoric – sparked outcry from local and national leaders


Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether officials’ Facebook posts are public records

A Crawford County lawyer sought school board members’ posts about an LGBTQ+ book display


Opinion: A report card shows improvement is needed on education options

A new report by the Heritage Foundation makes the argument for improving school choice in Pennsylvania.

Capitol Beat

Shapiro’s first press club luncheon address: working with a divided legislature, RGGI, school funding and more

The governor said his ‘get stuff done’ attitude helped his administration hit the ground running

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Penn, Lafayette among schools under federal hate probe

The U.S. Department of Education has launched investigations into seven schools over alleged incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia