One Way to Fix Broken School Instruments: Call a Composer

Parents are used to hearing that school budgets are putting the squeeze on activities like music and sports. But rarely has a solution to such a problem been as elaborate and artistic as the “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra.”

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New Crowdfunding Tool Allows Donors To Help Individual Philly Schools

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new crowdfunding tool will help match the needs of individual Philadelphia schools with people who want to help pay for them.

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Crowdfunding for Philly schools? Here's how regular folks can buy basketball hoops and computers for city kids

Muñoz-Marin Elementary kids play on a big stretch of blacktop that has two backboards but no basketball hoops. Principal Ariel Lajara wants to buy them, but that costs $650 he doesn’t have.

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Lane Johnson donating proceeds from merchandise to Philly schools

Unfortunately for Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson, he wasn't able to complete Sunday's game against the Cardinals, as he left with a head injury. But that doesn't mean he wasn't able to do some good for Philadelphia over the weekend and moving forward.

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Right Books Campaign reaches its goal a year early

Brian and Aileen Roberts' gift to the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia’s Right Books Campaign will help pay for leveled libraries in every K-3 classroom in the District.

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Comcast’s Brian and Aileen Roberts give $450,000 for Philly school books

If you don’t know Brian Roberts, you probably know his company. The Comcast Corp. CEO and his wife, Aileen, have given to various educational causes in the past — including charter schools, universities, and Project HOME.

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$450K from Comcast CEO helps Philly schools hit library campaign mark

Eileen Gosser loves to surround her third graders with books, but it hasn’t always been easy.

For years, the veteran teacher at Hackett Elementary in Kensington brought in her own children’s old books or asked friends and neighbors for their discards. She’d dip into her pocket to buy some, too, but mostly her students had volumes that were outdated and not in top shape.

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Whole Foods Donating Portion Of Sales To Fund School District Of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you buy groceries at Philadelphia’s Whole Foods stores on Wednesday, you won’t just be feeding yourself.

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Wall Street boosts Philly school credit rating, praises Hite and financials

Citing “considerable improvement in the district’s still-strained financial position,” Moody’s Investors Service on Friday upgraded the rating on $3 billion in Philadelphia School District bonds to Ba2, up a notch from Ba3.

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Schools chief says district ready for 200,000 students return to class

Students in the School District of Philadelphia officially start school Tuesday. The district expects about 135,000 students in public schools, 70,000 in charter schools and another 6,000 in alternative schools. 

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