Daily Dec Roundup – Feb. 4th, 2015

 

Image: etownschools.org

Image: etownschools.org

 

 

PA open records dustup goes to court

Mary Wilson, Newsworks

The dispute over whether Gov. Tom Wolf is able to remove an appointed Office of Open Records director lands in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court Wednesday morning.

 

 

New study: Immigrants provide a disproportionate economic boost

Steve Currall, Hidden City

– A new study undertaken by the Fiscal Policy Institute confirm that urban immigrant populations tend to revive failing commercial corridors–“what most of us observe in our day-to-day lives all the time,” says Citified’s Patrick Kerkstra.

 

 

How one West Philly nonprofit helps restore, restaff shuttered school libraries

Sara Hoover, Newsworks

– Reading is fundamental. And studies show that by fourth grade, children who can’t read at their grade level are at greater risk of dropping out of high school.

 

 

Here’s what we learned from six months of CyclePhilly data

Randy LoBasso, Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia

– Last year, a cadre of volunteer Code for Philly developers set out to create a mobile app that would find out where in Philly bicyclists were actually riding.

 

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