Top 5 Live-WURD Friday October 2 1. Philly superintendent wants more school closures and charters The superintendent proposed closures, conversions to charters and even new schools for the Philadelphia School District on Thursday. In all, 5,000 students at 15 schools would be affected by the plan, which requires School Reform Commission approval. It has a…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Thursday February 12  1. Jackie Robinson West stripped of U.S. Little League title for cheating After months of staying mum while cheating allegations circled U.S. champs Jackie Robinson West, Little League International has finally taken action and stripped the Chicago-based team of its title. Jackie Robinson West, an all-black team that was…

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FERGUSON POLICE CHIEF Thomas Jackson identified the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday as Darren Wilson. In making the announcement, Jackson reversed course on his previous decision not to release the officer’s name due to concerns for the officer’s safety in the wake of death threats. [blocktext align=”right”]Even as Ferguson Police Chief Thomas…

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