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A look back at the first two weeks of classes

A sign taped to a desk reads: "# of students in Algebra 1 on the first day of school: 59"
Photo: Kevin McCorry/WHYY

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

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The resource-starved Philadelphia School District has now finished its second full week of classes.

WHYY education reporter Kevin McCorry speaks with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about a variety of issues facing Philadelphia schools, including:

Excessive class size

"I walked past a class second period and there was 40-some students, and they had to move it into the auditorium because there weren’t enough seats. And I know there have been classes that I’ve been in where there’s kids standing and taking notes like at the teacher’s desk or taking notes on somebody else’s back because they don’t have any room." – Katherine Klenk, Central High School junior.

Read the rest of this story at NewsWorks

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