Penn students become philanthropists, school district faces nursing cuts

    Good morning, Feeders, and happy Friday!

    We’ve got two transit-related stories for you today. Emma Jacobs will hear from folks in Toronto who are pretty impressed with SEPTA’s smart fare plan (perhaps it’s time to retire the in-epta joke?) and Tom MacDonald will have details on ADA ramps on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

    Tom will also have the latest on Philadelphia’s lead paint ordinance, and Emma’s working on a story about a church renovation project.
    Lizz Fiedler is gathering more information on the second round of a Lower Merion School District laptop suit, plus the numbers on Camden’s police force as the city’s murder rate climbs.

    Penn students have been working all semester to become philanthropists. Peter Crimmins will talk with the university’s philanthropy class as they reveal how they’ve chosen to distribute the money given to them by an anonymous donor.

    We know the School District of Philadelphia is making cuts, but to what and by how much? Carolyn Beeler is working on a story about school nursing cuts.

    You can hear those stories and more on NewsWorks Tonight, and we’ll have more details next week on the recipients of the Penn students’ donations.

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