June 27, 2013 |
Temple University Health System announced the elimination of 11 positions at Fox Chase Cancer Center and 14 at Jeanes Hospital. Officials said efforts were underway to find new jobs in the system for the affected employees, who came from management and nonmanagement ranks but were not involved in patient care. Fox Chase and Jeanes have a combined 3,500 employees. Those cutbacks, part of the integration of Fox Chase and Jeanes, followed a larger layoff last week at Einstein Health.
June 25, 2013 |
When Natalie Hawtin arrived in Philadelphia from Michigan with her teaching degree in 2010, she dropped by a school in Center City and was captivated by the students and staff. Even after she landed another job in the School District, Hawtin would stroll past Greenfield Elementary School at Chestnut and 22d Streets, point to a third-story window, and say: "One day I'm going to teach there. " Hawtin's dream came true, and she began teaching second grade at Greenfield in September.
June 16, 2013 |
As the Philadelphia School District continues to grapple with a financial crisis, it announced layoffs Friday of 76 employees. The new cuts, expected to save $32 million, affect 63 staffers at the district's headquarters at 440 N. Broad St. and 13 employees in regional offices, most working in early childhood education. This round follows the announcement two weeks ago of 3,783 layoffs, including noontime aides, assistant principals, counselors, teachers, and secretaries. Combined, the job losses represent a 19.9 percent decrease in the 19,530-member workforce.
June 14, 2013 |
Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is on a mission. At Ben Franklin High, Jennings was a three-sport athlete who dreamed of becoming famous and be able to take care of his family without financial worry. After concluding that certain dreams would not become a reality, the North Philadelphia native settled with boxing because it was his best chance to be great at something. "I pushed myself and pushed myself," Jennings said. "Now, I am ready for whatever is thrown at me. " Tonight, Jennings will face his first test since knocking out Bowie Tupuo last December.
June 14, 2013 |
AS LAYOFFS loom in the school district, Naomi Wyatt, a lawyer who was a cabinet member in former Gov. Ed Rendell's administration, has been named its new chief human resources officer, district sources told the Daily News yesterday. Wyatt, 40, is expected to begin her new job June 24. She's leaving the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, where she has been the director of legal and governmental affairs since June 2011, according to her LinkedIn page. District spokesman Fernando Gallard declined to confirm Wyatt's status with the district, saying officials "were not ready" to discuss it. School officials are expected to announce a second round of layoffs today at district headquarters in an effort to help close a $304 million budget shortfall.
June 13, 2013 |
Amid massive Philadelphia School District layoffs, the teachers' union Tuesday decried the lack of education funding, Mayor Nutter spent the day in Harrisburg seeking support for schools, and laid-off noontime aides demonstrated outside City Hall. "The students trust us," said Doris Hogue, an aide at South Philadelphia High School and one of 1,203 aides who received pink slips last week. "When fights are getting ready to occur, the students come to us," Hogue said during a rally outside City Hall that drew about 30 aides, students, and parents.
May 26, 2013 |
The Chester Upland School District has released a preliminary 2013-14 budget with a $22.5 million shortfall that might require a 2.7 percent tax increase and layoffs. The $123.9 million spending plan approved Thursday night by state-appointed receiver Joseph Watkins represented a $22 million increase from this year's. School officials cautioned that the budget was in the early stages and that the district could get more state funding. Final adoption is scheduled for June 27. The deficit is due mainly to charter-school payments, according to George Crawford, the district's chief financial officer.
April 29, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police say a 24-year-old man stabbed four people yesterday at a Catholic church in Albuquerque as a Sunday Mass was nearing its end. Police spokesman Robert Gibbs said Lawrence Capener jumped over several pews at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church about noon yesterday and walked up to the choir area, where he began his attack. The injuries to the four victims weren't life-threatening. An off-duty police officer and others at the church subdued Capener and held him down until police arrived.
April 19, 2013 |
DISTRICT Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said Thursday he was not crying wolf as he told the School Reform Commission and a packed house of the "dire" budget situation. If funds aren't secured to fill the Philadelphia School District's $304 million budget gap in 2013-14, the district could face "massive layoffs" and the elimination of programs such as art, music, extracurricular activities and sports, Hite said. And unlike last year - when the district borrowed $300 million to pay the bills - no money will be borrowed this time.