Philadelphia City Council hopes to prod city schools into banning elementary suspensions

Philadelphia City Council hopes to prod city schools into banning elementary suspensions

Philadelphia City Council has been considering a resolution to urge the School District of Philadelphia to permanently prohibit suspending students in first to fifth grades.

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (At-large) is a former teacher and the prime sponsor of the resolution.
Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

After hearing impassioned testimony from disability advocates, Pittsburgh City Council met Wednesday to figure out how well the city enforces federal disability law.

The meeting, called for by Councilwoman Deb Gross (District 7) was in response to an April council meeting where three bills to alter permits and licensing procedures were held up by public comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Hughes' "Pennsylvania Promise" would offer free, reduced college tuition to state residents

Hughes' "Pennsylvania Promise" would offer free, reduced college tuition to state residents

Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) plans to introduce a bill that would provide two to four years of tuition for students at community colleges and state-related universities in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
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