September 23, 2010 |
The Philadelphia School District should improve cultural relations by developing a curriculum around cultural and diversity education and by hiring a more diverse teaching staff, a task force recommended yesterday. The group, commissioned by the district in the wake of the attacks last December against Asian-American students at South Philadelphia High, also recommended training for principals and teachers and programs to build effective student-teacher relationships. The task force, which most likely will continue in an advisory role, urged the district to publish a plan on how to implement the recommendations within 90 days.
September 22, 2010 |
A task force convened in the wake of the Dec. 3 beatings of dozens of Asian students at South Philadelphia High will release its report Wednesday. The 30-page report lists dozens of recommendations - from implementing a year-round, multi-language orientation program for new students to more consistent discipline for all students - and will be presented to the School Reform Commission. The 50-member committee has no enforcement authority, but called upon the district to publish within 90 days "a plan of implementation based upon the recommendations contained in its report . . . " Committee members should be involved in compiling the report, a co-chair said.
August 30, 1995 |
Hearing examiners considering the Philadelphia Gas Works' rate proposals have recommended that customers pay 2.2 percent more for gas next year, and they say the city should kick in an extra $15 million to keep the beleaguered utility afloat. PGW's temporary management also drew sharp criticism at a briefing yesterday where the recommendations were announced - its budgets were called "bogus" and its management abilities "almost Neanderthal. " The recommendations will be considered next month by the five-member gas commission.
November 16, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - As a consequence of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal, Pennsylvania State University must break down "a culture that shunned transparency," state Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday. Following up on recommendations he made in July, Wagner released his office's complete report on changes he says the university must make to be accountable and ensure that complaints like ones against Sandusky do not go unheeded. The state Attorney General's Office has charged three high-ranking university officials, including former president Graham B. Spanier, with covering up such complaints.
February 18, 2016 |
The transition team tasked with issuing recommendations for Mayor Kenney's first year in office handed him more than 100 suggested initiatives in a 65-page report released Tuesday. If Kenney follows the recommendations - and the timeline - he's got a busy road ahead. The report, compiled and edited by Kenney's policy team, largely reflects his campaign promises across every aspect of city government, but offers few details on how to fund or accomplish the initiatives. Kenney spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said the report offered recommendations, "not a list of what we're going to do. Some we will do, some we won't be able to do. " In November, Kenney appointed a diverse collection of leaders from the public and private sector to focus on five areas: education, economic opportunity, public safety, efficient government, and ensuring a diverse workforce.
March 31, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Major recommendations by the bipartisan Sept. 11 commission remain unfulfilled nearly 10 years after the attacks, the commission chairmen told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. The federal government has made "considerable progress" in implementing several recommendations of the commission, but other key suggestions have languished, former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D., Ind.) and Republican former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean said. "The terrorist threat will be with us far into the future, demanding that we be ever vigilant," Hamilton told lawmakers.
December 4, 2000
An economic recovery plan presented to the Camden City Council recently offers some promising remedies for a city on the verge of a governmental and economic breakdown. There are some hard truths in the state-funded, $500,000, "Multi-Year Recovery Plan" unveiled last week by Public Financial Management of Philadelphia (PFM). Camden, for those people who haven't been been listening, has almost nothing in common with San Francisco, Hoboken or even Philadelphia. It has lots in common with the once bankrupt-bound Chelsea, Mass.
May 7, 2010 |
EXPERIENCE and common sense ought to spare the city of Philadelphia from ever facing another situation remotely like its confrontation with MOVE 25 years ago. But never say never. Mayor Wilson Goode appointed a commission to investigate the disaster and "make suggestions for future handling of similar situations. " After a nine-month probe, the panel issued a scathing report with 38 recommendations for change in the structure and operation of city government. Kevin Tucker, the recently retired chief of the Secret Service in Philadelphia, took over the Police Department from Gregore Sambor.
February 20, 2016 |
Pennsylvania's Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force filed its final report Thursday with Gov. Wolf, including 184 recommendations that identify best practices for pipeline siting, permitting and safety. Wolf created the task force last year in response to public anxiety over the number of pipelines proposed to deliver natural gas from the state's Marcellus Shale formation. Though pipeline regulation largely falls under the scope of the federal goverment, the recommendations include suggestions on employing better routing and construction methods to reduce environmental and community impacts.
March 17, 1995 |
Teachers and school board representatives may be headed back to the negotiating table after the board voted last night to reject a state-appointed fact-finder's report that teachers had hoped would put an end to long contract talks. The board's unanimous decision was in direct opposition to the stance taken by the teachers' union, which had voted to accept the fact-finder's report even though it did not agree with all of its recommendations. "I'm extremely disappointed," said Robert Young, president of the Springfield Education Association.