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No more window fans: District unveils air and surface purifiers for Philadelphia classrooms

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Philadelphia school officials face community questions over school start time upheaval

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Effort widens in Philadelphia to inform families about option for students to repeat a grade

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Suburban Philadelphia district’s equity initiative provokes anger over critical race theory 

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Pennsylvania used to reward child care workers for furthering their education. The pandemic changed that.

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Reopening plans, antiracism, and mental health: Philadelphia students discuss education issues with superintendent

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Council members push agenda to stem gun violence among Philadelphia youth

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Philadelphia board and superintendent vow to combat racist practices in schools

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Philadelphia plans full in-person learning in the fall, will also offer remote option

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Damaged asbestos, peeling lead paint, and mold still in some Philadelphia schools, says teachers union

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School board will investigate claims of bias against Black-run charter schools in Philadelphia

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Food insecurity seems to have risen during the pandemic. Why that’s critical for Philadelphia’s early learners.

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District touts success with Philadelphia’s first college-degree granting program

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New school board member talks goals for Philadelphia students, lawsuit by former affiliate group ACLU

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Students in grades six to nine can return to Philadelphia schools in May; seniors to get outdoor graduations

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Philadelphia launches COVID-19 dashboard to monitor cases at schools. But some groups question its accuracy.

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In Philadelphia, education secretary says schools can open safely

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Trial date set for landmark school funding case in Pennsylvania

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Educators and advocates fear pandemic will widen Philadelphia’s literacy gaps

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Philadelphia’s in-person learning expands to 22 more schools

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Teachers union demands transparency after COVID-19 cases shut Philadelphia school

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District announces initiative to recruit up to 900 Philadelphia teachers 

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Philadelphia district will get more than $1 billion from rescue plan

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Philadelphia school reopening delayed again — this time until March 1

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Mayor says Philadelphia teachers should not be disciplined if they don’t show up

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Mayor unveils vaccination plan as Philadelphia teachers protest return to school buildings

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In a reversal, Philadelphia teachers are no longer expected to report to schools Monday

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As Philadelphia teachers protest return to school, mediator weighs ventilation concerns

After pressure from advocates, Comcast boosts internet speed for low-income users

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Some Philadelphia teachers may get vaccine before return to buildings Monday, health commissioner says

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Philadelphia board promises change after report on low achievement, racial disparities

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‘We should not rush this’: Students demand a voice in Philadelphia’s reopening plans

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