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Proposed bill seeks to improve college completion among students with disabilities


District officials honored in D.C. with sustainability award


Results in refugee lawsuit to cost Lancaster schools more than $600K next year

by Emily Previti newsworks

Local advocates brace for changes in federal education civil rights policy


New strategy may place more social workers in schools by September

An effort is afoot to better coordinate school and city behavioral health services.


KIPP Philadelphia expands and creates new feeder networks

The organization has to meet conditions set by the School Reform Commission to launch its full plan.


Washington High, Gompers added to community schools

That makes 11 total. Fewer schools were chosen than originally planned, due to continued litigation over the soda tax.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent newsworks

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From middle school to middle college

Parkway Center City is Philadelphia's first high school where students can also earn an associate’s degree. The teens started their college courses this week.


School Reform Commission approves new in-house special education program

The District downscaled the proposal after advocates complained, but concerns linger.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

Experts will gather in Philly next week to discuss trauma and education

Philadelphia University will host the event, which is designed to promote interdisciplinary approaches to the issue.


Schools' artistic bounty gathered for exhibit at the Michener

by Peter Crimins newsworks

Increase in student suicide attempts troubles mental health experts

A statewide effort aims to remove stigma and prevent youths and young adults from taking their own lives.


One year in, Philadelphia's community schools turn to tangible improvements

by newsworks

Adult learners show it’s never too late to achieve dreams

by Michael Vinci

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Become a civil rights data advocate

by Harold Jordan

Actions show District prioritizes charter operators

Closed-door meetings, postponed renewal votes and approvals of underperforming charters create questions about transparency.

by Lisa Haver and Lynda Rubin

Fun reading for the summertime

Here are some titles for parents and students to consider to prevent the slide in learning that summer can bring.

by Robin Muldor-Engram

Not the end of the road for R&B icons as section of Broad Street becomes Boyz II Men Boulevard


Youth advocacy group pushes for a complaint system about school police officers


'The Wiz' at South Philly High continues long music tradition that had been broken


PFT overwhelmingly approves contract settlement

Most teachers said they voted yes, if reluctantly, glad the ordeal is over. But 95 percent approved.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa breaking news, newsworks

Philadelphia elementary students visit legislators to press for fair education funding

Students from Greenberg and Cassidy met elected representatives and told them about inequities they see.


Playworks partners with schools to make recess more than just a break in the day

by Michael Vinci