Monday, January 6, 2014

Philadelphia Schools Struggling To Cope With Fiscal Crisis

The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/6, Graham) reports on the difficulty administrators at Philadelphia’s Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts have in covering the jobs that were left vacant when climate managers, counselors, assistant principals, and other aides were laid off as a result of “the Philadelphia School District’s financial implosion.” Noting that the district cut “hundreds of millions” from its budget to try to deal with its massive deficit, the Inquirer adds that many schools “lack counselors, extracurricular activities, and key programs.”

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