City Council weighs immigration enforcement, Pennsylvania schools finalize budgets after cuts

    Good morning, Feeders! City Council is tackling immigration again today as it considers whether the city should end its deal with the U.S. government to provide arrest information to the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Tom MacDonald will be in Council chambers this morning for that hearing.

    The Tom is checking in with family court, where work is halted because electrical work on the $140 million building has been contracted to a non-union outfit. That just won’t fly in Philadelphia.

    It looks as though Chester Schools might not be facing such drastic cuts. Lizz Fiedler will speak with district and education officials to find out what sort of cuts local districts are making.

    Speaking of cuts, Pennsylvania’s higher education institutions aren’t getting the state funding they say they need. We’ll check in with state and state-related schools to see how the latest developments will impact the universities.

    Pennsylvania is among the top in the nation for near-drowning and drowning incidents. What gives? Monika Zaleska will get the information behind the stats.

    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia today will hold its annual “blessing of summer” as part of the city’s efforts to provide meals to kids in need during the non-school months. Mara Zepeda will brief us on how Philadelphia’s summer meal programs stack up compared with other major cities.

    In East Falls, tension is mounting over a race bias lawsuit filed by four white Mifflin Elementary School teachers against a black former principal. Aaron Moselle spoke with some current and former Mifflin staffers about their take on the suit.

    We’ve got that and more for you today, plus some great features we’re working on for later this week. Stick close for updates.

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