By Shari Kruzinski | WSFS Bank With COVID-19 vaccinations underway, restrictions easing and the school year wrapping up, many people are ready to get out of the house and spend their summers traveling again. Whether visiting family and friends, getting back to annual vacations or choosing new destinations to explore, travelers are charting their [...]

BEYOND THE FLAG is a blog series that will recap some of MOJO host Stephanie Renée’s observations and experiences on her recent trip to Ghana. Be sure to check back often for updates.

Solomon Jones says the start of a new school year will either force us to hold everyone accountable, or lose a generation to failure.

Solomon Jones’s Daily News column says the School District should get the money it’s requesting for its budget, but the district should submit to an annual audit first.

On March 3, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf delivered his 2015-16 budget address at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building. WURD provided a link to live-stream the address and present it again here as a courtesy to our audience. Read on for viewing details.

As Solomon Jones moderated a forum featuring a panel of black scholars talking about Thurgood Marshall, the lawyer who fought Jim Crow head on, another spectacle played out less than five miles away. The School Reform Commission was about to approve 5 of 39 new charter school applications–even as the District faced an $80 million deficit. Click to read now.

WURD’s Eye on Education series continues on September 13 at the State of Education panel organized by the Philadelphia Community of Leaders, and wraps up on September 30 with our WURD Speaks: Eye on Education community forum. Click the headline to RSVP and get more details.

Today, 900AM-WURD kicked off its Eye on Education series with coverage of a School District of Philadelphia press conference where Superintendent Dr. William Hite outlined his budget plan to open schools on time in September despite a significant cash shortfall.

City Council hearings are underway for Mayor Nutter’s fiscal year 2015 budget. Key sessions will be streamed live, right here at 900AMWURD.com.

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