Eileen Duffy

Philadelphia Cuts School Nurses

October 10, 2013
Philly schools suffer 40 percent decline of school nurses in just two years due to budget cuts Philadelphia sixth-grader Laporshia Massey died shortly after suffering an asthma attack at school on September 25. No nurse was on duty. In 2011, 289 school nurses worked in Philadelphia. Currently, 179 such nurses work in the district—a decline…