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Parents of early learners prepare for first day of school in Philadelphia

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Kindergarten enrollment plummeted in Philadelphia last year. District leaders are hoping for a rebound.

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Just 32% of Philadelphia third graders read on grade level. Freedom Schools Literacy Academy could be a model to change that.

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Would-be teachers of color pass Pennsylvania licensing exams at lower-than-average rates

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Recess should be a priority when Philadelphia’s early learners return, advocates say

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Education advocates celebrate fifth anniversary of Philly pre-K

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

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A year into the pandemic, there’s good news and bad news about child care closures in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia pre-Ks could see millions in federal dollars. Parents and providers weigh in on how to spend it. 

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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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City officials expand free internet access to Philadelphia prekindergarten students

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Pennsylvania should increase early childhood investment by $250 million, national report says

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Pandemic creates new hurdles for educators and families of Philadelphia’s youngest English language learners

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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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‘It’s like a dystopian version of school’: A day at Philadelphia’s Richard Wright Elementary

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After nearly a year at home, some early-grade students return to Philadelphia schools

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No widespread problems with ventilation systems at 53 Philadelphia schools reopening Monday, data show

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How to address the COVID-19 slide in early literacy? Philadelphia teachers, experts talk effective reading strategies

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Teacher bridges global divide for Philadelphia students with African-centered curriculum

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Philadelphia school reopening delayed again — this time until March 1

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Analysis: Most schools meet district ventilation standards. Experts say that may not be enough

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Despite teachers’ concerns, superintendent believes Philadelphia classrooms are safe

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

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Philadelphia plans hybrid school reopening next month

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‘Frustrated and disappointed’: Child care providers in Pennsylvania call on governor for help

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With inauguration, some hope for early child care in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia to offer in-person special education testing to 600 students

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Philadelphia school leaders confident schools will reopen this year

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‘Ordered chaos:’ Teachers and families adjust to pandemic pre-K in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia widens free internet eligibility for families with children in school

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A Pennsylvania preschool program lifts math, language skills, study shows