Daily Dec Roundup – Feb. 3rd, 2015

Photo: thenotebook.org

Photo: thenotebook.org



The state of literacy in Philly schools, by the numbers

The Notebook

– In 2014, only two in five District 3rd graders met state standards for reading proficiency, based on the PSSA. Statewide, 70 percent of students score proficient.



Mandatory paid sick leave advances in council with Nutter’s support

Mike Dunn, KYW News

– Mandatory paid sick leave is now one step closer to becoming the law in Philadelphia after a city council committee gave unanimous approval to the plan.



Police sergeant charged with lying while attempting to turn in guns

Matt Gelb, The Inquirer

– The trouble for Brandon Ruff started Aug. 3, when he walked into the 35th Police District station on North Broad Street with a bag that contained three handguns and said his name was Ryan Jones.



Williams’ backers invest $250K in independent effort

Dave Davies, Newsworks

– A critical question about Philadelphia’s mayor race has been answered. The three pro-school choice businessmen who put an eye-popping $5 million into state Sen. Anthony Williams 2010 campaign for governor are back for more, investing in an independent effort to help put Williams into the mayor’s office.

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