Kids all around the country are getting ready to head back to school. But until recently, it was unclear whether the Philadelphia school system would be able to open its doors.
But the city has come through with a plan to raise the funds.
"I am committing to our students, parents and citizens today that schools are going to open on time and safely," Mayor Michael Nutter promised last week.
*Editor's Note: An earlier version of this interview incorrectly stated that courts ordered $50 million to be given to Philadelphia city schools. The superintendent of the school system, William Hite, had demanded $50 million in order to be able to open the schools on time, but it was not court-ordered.