Top 5 Live –WURD Tuesday February 19  1. SRC votes to approve 5 new charter school applications The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Wednesday night to approve five new charter schools from among 39 applications. The approved schools were offered three-year charters and have until May 31 to agree to terms with the SRC. Absent…

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A COUPLE of days ago, I read a story on Philly.com talking about an investigation Mayor Michael Nutter was launching into how the Philly 4th of July Jam turned into Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, complete with all of the profanity. [blocktext align=”right”]This Moment of Ratchet isn’t Mayor Nutter’s fault. Don’t fault co-sponsor VH1, or The Roots–the…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY should have served as relief from a year in which our children suffered terribly. It should have been a time when they could forget the closing schools, the budget shortfalls, and the dying friends. Independence Day should have given them freedom from worry. Instead, because adults made poor decisions, our children were victimized again. [blocktext align=”right”]Whoever booked…

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