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Summer activities for kids and families | Week of July 6

By Michaela Ward on Jul 6, 2015 12:03 PM

Across the city, there are lots of ways to keep kids learning over the summer. To save parents the scramble of constantly looking for fun, educational activities for their children, we're compiling a weekly list of free and low-cost activities and programs that will have parents relieved to know their kids can be physically active and intellectually engaged even while school is out. 

Brush up on your knowledge of school funding in Pa.

By the Notebook on Jul 2, 2015 01:50 PM

The ongoing budget stalemate in Harrisburg has left school districts across Pennsylvania in the dark about how much state money they'll be getting. 

With a new governor, a new proposed funding formula, and constant disagreement about how schools should be funded, lots of changes are afoot in Pennsylvania's education system. 

As we head into the July 4th weekend, why not take some time to brush up on the ABCs and XYZs of education funding in Pennsylvania? Below are 14 pieces, most including a podcast, that NewsWorks and the Notebook put together for Multiple Choices, a series that explains the major aspects of the state's complex, puzzling, and unequal education funding system.

Out-of-school resource center leaves Penn for new home

By Michaela Ward on Jul 2, 2015 12:55 PM

After being housed at the University of Pennsylvania for almost 12 years, the Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) has found a new home.  

On July 1, the center moved most of its programming from Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice to Foundations Inc., an education nonprofit in Mount Laurel, N.J. 

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