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Mayor Jim Kenney moves to retake control of city school system

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Mayor Jim Kenney said that it is time for the city to be accountable for the education of its 200,000 schoolchildren, Thursday took steps to take control of the city’s struggling public school system after 16 years of state oversight

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, supports local control. So the commission that now governs the nation’s eighth-largest school system is expected to be dissolved by the end of the school year and be replaced by a mayor-appointed school board.

Philadelphia schools face a $100 million deficit in the next fiscal year and project a $1 billion deficit by fiscal year 2022.

The Philadelphia School District is making it easier for people to donate to city schools.  Kenney has officially launched Philly FUNDamentals.

People and businesses can now go online to give to specific projects. If you’d like to help out, click The Fund for the Philadelphia School District.

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