Philadelphia has become the first American city to pass a major sugary beverage tax. The tax passed with a 13-4 vote.
We sat down and spoke to Jose Aguirre, government and external affairs manager at PECO, about the ways that PECO customers can save money and stay warm in the winter months in the Greater Philadelphia region.
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Mayor Jim Kenney was joined by more than 100 pre-K students on Saturday, and their families at Philadelphia’s first Pre-K Move-Up Celebration held at the Please Touch Museum.
Last week, Olney Charter High School baseball team topped a record-breaking season by winning Philadelphia’s public league baseball championship.
Philadelphia announced yesterday its efforts in adding two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, to official holiday calendars for the school district.
Tras prestar su servicio militar en Irak, Sylvester Mobley regresó a su Filadelfia natal con algo en mente: mejorar su comunidad instruyendo a niños de barrios desfavorecidos para convertirlos en expertos en codificación.
After a tour of duty in Iraq, Sylvester Mobley came back home to Philadelphia with an idea: To improve his community by helping inner-city youth become master coders.
The Philadelphia local school community gathered together yesterday in support of Benjamin Franklin High School student Brian Burney.
La estrella y creador del musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, fue el encargado de dar un impactante discurso a los graduados de la Universidad de Pensilvania.
Hamilton star and writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, delivered an impactful speech to graduates at the University of Pennsylvania yesterday.
Former Temple University president Peter Liacouras died Thursday at the age of 85.
Up to 500 immigrant students under the programs Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protective Status (TPS), will be able to apply to the privately funded program.
A group of over 200 people from across the state traveled to Harrisburg to push for more funding for public schools in Pennsylvania.
On May 14, Muniz will receive his undergraduate and masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Alongside fellow student Sade Oba, Muniz won the 2016 President's Innovation Prize, awarded by the institution.
Over the weekend, Farah Jimenez — a Philadelphia School Reform Commission member and former head of the People’s Emergency Center — was named president and CEO of the Philadelphia Education Fund.
“Siempre he dicho que soy el presidente. En declaraciones públicas...con mis compañeros comisionados, etc. Me parece que hoy sigo siéndolo porque en cuestiones legales, el gobernador no tenía el poder de sustituirme”, dijo Bill Green en conferencia de prensa.
Bill Green announced earlier today that he is suing Governor Tom Wolf in an effort to get back his post as Chairman of the School Reform Commission.
Philadelphia and the School District recently released a report detailing recent inspections of school boilers at various schools around the city.
The Federal Communication Commission is expected to issue a decision on modernizing the Lifeline program.
Although his sainthood is yet to be declared by the Catholic Church, miracles abound in the life of Father Felix Varela, the champion of thousands of Irish immigrants who in the 19th century suffered, fought and, eventually, prevailed in carving out their own space in the American society, just as Latinos are doing today.
Este jueves se llevó a cabo una reunión comunitaria en las instalaciones de la escuela Luis Muñoz Marín con más de 200 padres, estudiantes y profesores que se reunieron para oponerse a la nueva propuesta “Turnaround” del Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia (SDP).
A community rally was held on Thursday at Luis Muñoz-Marín Elementary School with more than 200 parents, students and teachers who gathered to oppose the newly proposed “turnaround” plan by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP).
Earlier in the week, SDP announced the $23.7 million plan to improve 15 underperforming schools, among them Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary School, slated to start at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
The heads of five different regional universities sat down at AL DÍA’s Roundtable recently to discuss the state of higher education at a local and national level.
The Community College of Philadelphia prepares for the second annual Latino Day this Saturday.