Philly schools, City Council sign agreement to promote transparency

Philadelphia school district officials and the City Council have signed an agreement to provide lawmakers with greater fiscal oversight and pave the way for the district to receive $25 million approved by Council over the summer.

The pact requires the district to provide Council with quarterly reports on its finances and hiring, which will be made public on the district's website, and meet with Council members to answer questions about the reports or other issues in the district. Continue…