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Melanie Bavaria

Melanie Bavaria is a freelance writer and videographer covering education issues as well as refugee and immigrant populations in Philadelphia.
Recent Articles

Philadelphia, once a pioneer in bilingual education, now lags

Part of the reason is state policy. But several schools have adopted the dual-language immersion model.

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Do international dorms at community college signal a change of mission, culture?

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Fixing CTE involves targeting middle school students

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Boosters hold tours for real estate agents to counteract negative perceptions of city schools

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At Northeast High School, cultural acceptance is the norm

Half the student body have been English learners at some point in their education.

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Groups scramble to help unaccompanied minors

They traveled to the United States alone, some fleeing war and violence. Then the only agency in Philadelphia authorized to help them shut down suddenly.

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Company co-founded by Philly teacher targets books to kids

The aim is to help parents and teachers find books that students will want to read.

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#NoHomework has gone viral, but is it a good idea?

Northern Texas teacher's policy sparks national debate

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Philly summer school was well-liked, but not well-attended

The program was touted as a way to help students who did not have permanent teachers for much of the year catch up.

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Charter advocacy groups' report urges overhaul of cyber funding and regulation

The groups say that poor-performing cybers should be closed.

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