World Class Greater Philadelphia is a business- and civic-led initiative to develop and advance a shared agenda for regional growth and opportunity in the Philadelphia area.
Explore the agenda:
Pre-k is a hot topic right now. As the evidence piles up that high-quality pre-k is a wise investment with a lasting impact, there is a growing chorus of support on the issue, both locally and nationally. The upcoming gubernatorial and state legislative elections provide a unique opportunity to increase access now, which is where the Pre-K for PA campaign comes in.
The Economy League joined a cross-sector group of regional leaders today to launch a statewide Pre-K for PA campaign designed to address these barriers and ultimately achieve our World Class early learning goal -- that all of the region’s children are prepared to start school.
Given the circumstances just a week prior, the fact that on Monday, November 25th, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a $2.4 billion funding package for transportation across the Commonwealth was nothing short of remarkable. Nick Frontino takes a look at the circumstances that led to the passage of this landmark legislation.
Earlier this month, three local efforts to improve college access and degree completion were honored as part of Talent Greater Philly's first-annual "Regional Challenges" competition. As Laura Johnson explains, the honorees were selected from an impressive pool of programs making a difference across Greater Philadelphia.