Evan Grossman - Watchdog.org

Evan is a Pennsylvania-based education reporter for Watchdog.org. An Emmy Award-winning documentary writer, his work has also appeared on RollingStone.com, MensJournal.com, in the pages of the New York Post, and other outlets. His investigative work covering the School District of Philadelphia for Watchdog has been picked up by FOX News, NBC10 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine, PhillyVoice.com and BillyPenn.com, and his series chronicling "ghost teachers" in Philadelphia led to the introduction of a law that would outlaw the practice of pulling teachers from the classroom to work full-time for the local teachers union. Follow him on Twitter @EGwatchdog or email Evan at [email protected] with tips.

Hard up for cash, Erie mulls revoking hospital’s tax-exempt status

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Pennsylvania, Taxes  /  No Comments


Pennsylvania nonprofits have come under heavy scrutiny while taxpayers are increasingly asked to foot their bills.

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Keystone State bets big on online gambling

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The state could net more than $100 million from gaming sites, but lawmakers won’t vote on the bill until the fall.

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5 misconceptions about PA’s charter reform bill

By   /  July 13, 2016  /  Education, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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School choice opponents are either mistaken or intentionally misleading the public about reforms to the state charter school law.

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Why is this man smiling? Pennsylvania gets a budget, has no idea how to pay for it

By   /  July 12, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The 2016-17 spending plan was allowed to become law without a revenue package, which may be illegal.

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Philly schools hire hundreds of teachers, union not impressed

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Education, Labor, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments


The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers wanted teachers who had already lost their jobs to get preference over new candidates.

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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia helps 10,000 families

By   /  July 4, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments


With $50 million in private donations, the organization gives poor families access to high-quality schools they could not otherwise afford.

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