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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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Racial, economic inequities persist in Philadelphia schools, new report says

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Philadelphia school leaders confident schools will reopen this year

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Philadelphia schools due for more than $400 million from COVID-19 relief

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Philadelphia widens free internet eligibility for families with children in school

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Philadelphia to widen eligibility for free internet access for students

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Philly mayor, school board objected to COVID fund distribution

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Coronavirus relief method cost poor districts millions, report says

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Brave new world: Students from immigrant families in Philadelphia give inside view on adjustment to remote learning

Immigrant students and parents have had to adjust to remote learning during the coronavirus, dealing with language barriers and technological hurdles.

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Penn announces $100 million, 10-year gift to Philadelphia school district

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Philadelphia teachers, district reach contract deal, avert strike

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Philadelphia continues working to give thousands of families free internet access

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Can a diverse neighborhood now integrate its schools? In Mount Airy, it’s happening. 

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Having hard conversations with children about race and difference

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Mt. Airy early childhood center works on increasing diversity

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What education question should we ask the candidates?

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Video: PHLpreK improves job, financial prospects for parents

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Building a workforce for PHLpreK: not an easy proposition