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WURD’s Eye on Education series tackles the difficult issues currently facing the Philadelphia education system with a particular focus on models of success both locally and nationally. Our final event is the WURD Speaks: Eye on Education Symposium on September 30 at the Franklin Institute.

From August 25 to September 7, WURD partnered with Global Citizen 365, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, the School District of Philadelphia and Uber to collect school supplies for donation to the School District of Philadelphia. On September 15, the supplies will be presented to the principal and students at James Rhoads Elementary School in West Philadelphia.

If past is prologue, Budweiser Made In America, the Labor Day concert series helmed by Hip Hop impresario Jay-Z, will gross over $5 million. How much of that money will go directly into Philadelphia’s coffers? None.

Tune in to “The Nick Taliaferro Show” today (4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.) — we will continue our ongoing conversation with Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, about the state of the district and matters of specific concern to Philadelphia families.

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.

Join 900AM-WURD, Global Citizen 365, the Philadelphia Inquirer, thePhiladelphia Daily News, the School District of Philadelphia and Uber as we partner to support deserving students by donating to the Philadelphia citywide school supplies distribution campaign. Just choose from the wishlist and drop your items off at WURD!

As Summer of Freedom comes to a close, WURD wants to send you back to school prepared for the new school year! Join Stephanie Renee on Friday for the Summer of Freedom finale, broadcasting live from the Free Library’s Skyline Room at 19th and Vine Streets (4th floor) from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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.

On August 15, “Wake Up With WURD” hosted an education panel featuring Dr. Toni Damon of Dobbins CTE High School, Leslie Acosta (candidate for the 197th Congressional District), education guru Thom Butler; activist Will Mega; and education advocate Isaac Patterson, V.

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