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Dan Hardy

Dan Hardy is a freelance writer who covers education issues in the Philadelphia area.
Recent Articles

At college, they can finish high school

In a program with Community College of Philadelphia, students’ courses count toward a diploma.

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Food for thought

How can schools keep kids fed and focused in Philly, which has the highest poverty rate among big U.S. cities?

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Charter Schools Office steps up its role

With a new leader and more staff, it has added annual evaluations for each school to its duties.

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What’s the best way to master English?

Districts around the country are using a variety of methods to help English learners master the language.

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Own a school? Or rent? For charters, it’s complicated

The state reimburses charters for leasing costs, but not for construction or renovation. Many schools work around this.

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Lots of complaints, but few solutions

Many agree that the charter law should be changed. But political gridlock, powerful lobbies, and scarce funds make that difficult.

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At celebration, Get HYPE Philly! awards grants

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A bridge to college

The program helps dropouts get their GEDs, prepare for post-secondary work, and complete their first year.

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Un puente a la universidad

El programa piloto ayuda a los estudiantes que abandonaron la escuela a obtener sus GEDs, prepararse para estudios postsecundarios, y completar su primer año.

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Eat.Right.Now program offers health education

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