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Philly schools scraping by on opening day

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia. by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

There are some "first day of school" jitters in Philadelphia, but it’s not the usual kind. This opening day is with far less support-staff.

South Philadelphia High School mother Tamara Brown says she worried about how her son will blend into a new high school, after his old one was closed over the summer.

"I’m very concerned about the many students in the class with one teacher, so I am very concerned about the fighting and having him learn and everything like that," said Brown. "I want him to have good grades and have a good education."

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