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Anna Deavere Smith brings school-to-prison pipeline play to Philadelphia

The playwright and actress wants audiences to think of solutions. She embeds discussion into the drama.

A slice of home becomes a path to activism

A community garden helps students keep their culture close while grappling with issues like workers’ rights and food access.

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'Sunshine' questions loom over SRC's surprise resolution

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Are Philadelphia schools unsafe and unhealthy?

The District must prioritize improving health and safety conditions in school buildings.

by Jerry Roseman

On Kenney's school tour, an impromptu lesson on labor

At Constitution High, the mayor talked about the impact of budget cuts and gave a brief lesson on the labor movement.

by Ami Irvin

Faith (and work) in our neighborhood school benefited our kids and the community

by Jill Scott newsworks

Wister Elementary students deserve a better school now, not later

by Alisha Grant, Dionne Garrison Hubert, and Anita Hamilton newsworks

A wave of student activism on food issues

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'Exit Strategy' explores emotion, absurdity in fighting a school's closing

by Elisabeth Perez-Luna newsworks

Behind the Philly public school meal program

Our 'food issue' is out. Take a look inside.

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Notes from the news - Feb. 9

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Wister Elementary students deserve a better school now, not later

by Alisha Grant, Dionne Garrison Hubert, and Anita Hamilton

Are Philadelphia schools unsafe and unhealthy?

The District must prioritize improving health and safety conditions in school buildings.

by Jerry Roseman

Teacher vacancy rate 'unacceptable,' says District's HR chief

She also confirmed that a Source4Teachers spokesperson overstated its substitute fill-rate for Thursday.

District's teacher vacancy problem persists; sub fill rate inches up

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Reading and telling stories about the Black experience

More student reviews of culturally relevant children's books

by Tyasia Fuller and Cameron Swann

Commission outlines $60M-a-year pre-K plan

Report: Philadelphia’s potential is held back without high-quality pre-K accessible to all.

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