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Community action meeting draws hundreds

Councilwoman Gym's event sought to channel protesters' energy into action.


Students with allergies protected by law from dangerous reactions, bias

by Morgen Black-Smith and David J. Berney
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Lincoln High marks Black History Month with visit from Tuskegee Airmen

by Amy Xu

District's spending choices reflect its values

by Matthew Mandel commentary

New report identifies neighborhoods in need of behavioral health services

The study called "Place Matters" uses mapping techniques to pinpoint areas underserved by mental health providers.


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Philly reaps $5.7M in first month of soda tax

Beverage industry workers say they're paying the price.

by newsworks

GOP leaders in Pa. Senate staunchly defend Eichelberger

After the Education Committee chair made comments about "inner city" students, Sen. Vincent Hughes said he was not fit for that post. Eichelberger, in turn, cited "fake news" and blasted Hughes on his website.


How KidsBites at Lowell Elementary has evolved

Twice monthly, Philabundance volunteers distribute groceries that school families can take home. Target helped get the effort started in 2012.

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Adaire Elementary breaks ground for new green space


School gardens address hunger issues and promote healthy food

They also can foster connections with community members, from neighbors to experts.

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What students think about school lunch

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Two school coordinators settle into their new roles

At Dobbins and Southwark, plans are taking shape to address different needs.

More from Focus on: Food/Community schools

Gideon has fought hunger for years

The elementary has a long tradition of giving holiday baskets to some families. Soon, monthly backpacks of food will be offered.

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District faces dilemma in prioritizing massive facilities needs


Philly announces fate of 11 schools slated for turnaround

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent newsworks

Wait for a teachers’ contract drags on

The new year and new SRC members don’t bring much hope for a quick resolution.

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How the contract stalemate could imperil the Andrew Jackson rock band

Music teacher Chris Argerakis says that 15-hour days and no raise in four years could drive him out of the District, as much as he wants to stay. He is becoming more outspoken.

Canceled speaker at Friends' Central is the latest in a spate of campus free speech controversies

by Dana Difilippo newsworks

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