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Making a comeback

After a rocky start, LINC is forging its own path as an "innovation" school.

by recreating school
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Parents, local advocates call for more school police accountability after incident at Solis-Cohen Elementary School

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Volunteers step in to help children who have nobody

Educational decision-makers direct students’ schooling and help keep them on track to graduate.

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Committee shuffle could make difference for Pa. school choice bill

by Katie Meyer whyy news

Q & A: Temple professor discusses book on education and grassroots organizing

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Our opinion: It’s about time

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Audit: Mismanagement at Parking Authority cheated District out of nearly $80 million

PPA spent money on pay raises and comp time, while school budgets were slashed.

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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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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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More from Winter 2017: Foster care and education

Journeys to C.B. Community School

Four students share their stories.

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More from Winter 2017: Foster care and education

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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More from Winter 2017: Foster care and education

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.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent breaking news

How students and advocates joined forces for clean water

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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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WE caucus confronts white supremacy at fourth annual conference

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Kenney seeks local control, more money for schools

He offered ideas, but no plan for how to get the additional funding.

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Want to donate to Philly schools? New system makes it easy

Philly FUNDamentals allows anyone to easily find a school and project to support, said Mayor Kenney.

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Notes from the news - December 13

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Foster me … foster reading … foster success

I am from a mystery – America’s 14th-21st century to no history Germantown, North and West Philly, Cobbs Creek Parkway and praying all day I am from my mother’s birth pains to my foster mother’s gain ~Robin Muldor-Engram

Wearing Coates: Carver students living in Trump’s America

Student writers met with the acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates before a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania last week. Here are their reflections.

by Gabrielle Browne, James Hillyard, C’Essence Palmer and Tiffany Roberts

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