The phantom nonprofit

A look at the Next Generation CDC, founded and operated by local NAACP President Jerome Mondesire, raises more questions than answers. Isaiah Thompson examines the inner workings of the mysterious nonprofit.

AxisPhilly Podcast 9

Out latest podcast features a conversation with Stephen Tang, head of the University City Science Center, and his mission to bring jobs to Philadelphia. There are essays and other discussions as well.

Innovation, Inc.

If Philadelphia starts growing new economy jobs it will be due to the efforts today of Stephen Tang and others who are working to create an environment for startups, innovation and entrepreneurs. Carla Robinson profiles this key player in the city’s efforts at economic revival.

Push comes to shove

Push has come to shove in the labor dispute between the school district and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. The district Monday imposed new work rules on the teachers and said it would go to the state Supreme Court to settle the issue of its powers to impose the terms and conditions of a contract.

Draft Guidelines on Teacher transfer, rehiring

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March 2014 Staffing Guidelines Changes to Support Action Plan Implementation DRAFT RELEASE School District of Philadelphia Announces New Staffing Guidelines for 2014-2015 School Year Consistent with The School District of Philadelphia’s Action Plan being implemented to prepare every student to graduate, the School District announced new staffing guidelines for the 2014-2015 academic year. This step […]

Ten-inch talons

Attorney General Kathleen Kane is slashing at anyone who criticizes her handling of a corruption case involving Philly pols. As Tom Ferrick writes, it’s a desperate maneuver by a desperate politician.

Open data director quits

Mark Headd had expressed frustration over bureaucratic resistance to releasing city data. Now, he has quit the job. Patrick Kerkstra reports on the exit of an open government advocate