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Nominating committee members, timeline for new school board announced

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50 years ago, Dr. King told these Philly kids to lay a blueprint, and they did

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'Martin’s Big Words': Closing the vocabulary gap

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reading with a child.

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PCCY makes recommendations for changing charter law

Charters as a whole aren't outperforming traditional schools, the nonprofit group's report concludes.

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Charter school applicant faces tough questioning at hearing

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The Philly school choice system no one is talking about

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City will spend $6 million to connect disadvantaged youth to jobs

The program will use state money to provide workforce training to 1,000 people ages 17-21 who already receive some form of government support.

by Jane M. Von Bergen

District says expanded breakfast program has led to a spike in attendance

"Grab and go" meals and alternatives to eating in the cafeteria boost participation.

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Heating problems in Philly schools rise as temperatures plunge

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School District says it did not handle incident at Solis-Cohen Elementary properly

A student and a school police officer were involved. The District also “made a bad situation worse” by failing to address a complaint against the officer, according to a statement.

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First hearings held for nine proposed new charters

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Sentenced to schools that fall short

When judges send foster kids to residential facilities with schools, they think they are giving them a better shot at getting an education. The result is often the opposite.

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A private school just for foster children

Most kids arrive ‘mad at the world,’ the CEO says. ‘They want to know: Why are people not taking care of me?’

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Coding: The new literacy?

The city is launching a campaign to bring computer science to all students.

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Overcoming the obstacles to education

Foster children are more likely to drop out of school, research indicates. Many programs seek to ease their struggles.

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How we are failing the city's foster children

The statistics on the education of kids in foster care tell a grim story. In Philadelphia, schools, advocates and organizations are working to write a happier ending.

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Judge dismisses Green's suit over lost SRC chairmanship

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Feds raid offices of CEO of Universal Companies

A company spokesman says Universal itself is not a target.

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Nine new charter schools apply to open in Philly

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SRC votes to dissolve, taking first step toward local control of schools

The tally was 3-1, with one abstention. The School Reform Commission has governed the District for 16 years. A new Board of Education is expected to start on July 1.

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How students and advocates joined forces for clean water

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Book explores the business of school segregation

The author of "Cutting School" coins the term "segrenomics" to describe trends in school privatization. She draws heavily on Philadelphia's recent history to make her point.

by Ian Gavigan

'Martin’s Big Words': Closing the vocabulary gap

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by reading with a child.

by Robin Muldor-Engram

Supermarket cupcakes win, kids lose when teachers don't have enough prep time

The current system wears down our educators. The students deserve better.

by Adam Whitlatch

Lead testing of water in schools is finished

The overall picture in the District looks better, but some recent findings are alarming.

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Steel parents skeptical that a second turnaround would work any better

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McCall parent starts online petition to fix problems at school's 108-year-old building

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For parents, Infinite Campus is a temporary headache

They won't have their own logins to the new student info system until January. Teachers worry about the longer-term effects, however.

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Pa. Supreme Court reinstates principal accused in cheating scandal

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In victory for advocates, Supreme Court rules that school funding lawsuit can go ahead

Decision reverses longstanding view that courts should stay out of education funding and could lead to upheaval of the current system

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Pew report highlights disparities in high school selection process

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