From the left; Philadelphia school district Superintendent William Hite, State Rep. William Adolph, R-Delaware Gov. Tom Corbett, School Reform Commission member Farah Jimenez and School Reform ... more 
From the left; Philadelphia school district Superintendent William Hite, State Rep. William Adolph, R-Delaware Gov. Tom Corbett, School Reform Commission member Farah Jimenez and School Reform Commission Commissioner Feather Houstoun, take part in a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Philadelphia. Corbett said Wednesday he will authorize $265 million in advance payments to the Philadelphia school district to allow schools to open "on day one" and help avoid layoffs. He said the money represents early disbursement of funds that the schools would normally receive through the academic year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Rourke
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 11:00 AM EDT