– 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.
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.
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.
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.