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Court dismisses lawsuit against mayor’s soda tax; plaintiffs vow appeal


With Kenney's blessing, community schools initiative takes flight


Snapshots of the newly selected community schools

Philadelphia launches initiative, choosing nine community schools

The schools come from a cross-section of city neighborhoods. On the list: three high schools, three K-5 schools, one middle school, and two K-8 schools.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa

District announces first community schools

City officials in charge of the initiative say the goal is to create better conditions for learning.


Community schools should go where poverty and health issues are significant, report says

The findings are based on surveys and community outreach.

Winnowing applicants to become Philly's first class of community schools


Kensington Health Sciences Academy to open wellness center in the fall

by Ellen Schoder

Philly Council president says 3-cent soda tax is too high

A spokesman for the mayor said a lesser tax would mean less pre-K and fewer community schools.


Community schools movement has a supporter in Pa. ed chief

At a conference last week, Rivera detailed ways that he and Gov. Wolf’s administration are trying to advance a community schools strategy.

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