July 3: EEB Hub could lose funding | “No excuse” says U.S. Ed Secretary | West Catholic High renamed | Donation creates 250 youth jobs | Restore the Fourth marches | “Freedom Rising” 10-year anniversary

Hello Streeters! This morning roundup comes bearing good news: there might actually be some sun headed our direction.

The much acclaimed Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard could get its funding axed by the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. Senate. The EEB Hub has been charged with “poor management and failure to meet technical milestones” and could potentially lose its 2014 federal funding. 

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged leaders to resolve the Philadelphia School District’s massive, $304 million deficit. “There is no excuse for a public school system anywhere in the U.S. to be in this situation in the 21st century,” he said in a statement. 

West Catholic High will remain open thanks to a $1 million gift from donors who wish to remain anonymous. The gift helped the school launch a five-year strategic plan, and as of Monday the school officially changed its name to West Catholic Preparatory High School. 

A $375,000 donation from Goldman Sachs will fund 250 youth jobs created by Mayor Nutter’s 10,000 Summer Jobs Challenge this year. Roughly 7,600 jobs have been created thus far. 

Restore the Fourth, a nonpartisan movement demanding the end to the federal government’s surveillance project PRISM, will march in Philly this 4th of July. In this case “Fourth” refers more to the Fourth Amendment (You know, the right to be secure against unreasonable searches) than the holiday. 

“Freedom Rising,” the longest-running theatre production in Philadelphia will celebrate its 10-year anniversary and 50,000th show today. The 17-minute long, one-actor show is performed at the National Constitution Center 14 times daily.

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