Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:
1. Schools funding: Philadelphia School District leaders are slated to testify at a City Council budget hearing today, asking for tens of millions of dollars to avert layoffs and large class sizes.
3. Historic cemetery: A public meeting is scheduled for tonight so city officials can hear community members' concerns about planned renovations at Weccacoe Playground in Queen Village, which sits partially on top of Bethel Burial Ground, one of the most significant African American cemeteries in the country.
4. Keystone XL protest: About 350 environmental groups are planning rally this afternoon in Center City to urge Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. Robert Casey to vote against the Keystone XL pipeline.