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Importance of pre-K takes center stage at Pennsylvania fair funding trial 

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For many of her students, this year is their first school experience

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Parental involvement crucial for Philly’s early learners, advocates say

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Child care staffing shortages across Pennsylvania persist, but solutions taking shape

Staffing has always been an issue in the industry due to its persistently low pay and often stressful working conditions, but shortages worsened during the pandemic.

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Preschool suspensions and expulsions have dropped in Pennsylvania. Here’s why that progress is in jeopardy.

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Pennsylvania could get universal preschool. Here’s how.

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This is a critical moment for early childhood education

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‘We are worried’: Only 9% of Philadelphia youth ages 5 to 11 have received COVID vaccine

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Philly school enrollment continues decline, while cyber charters see surge

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‘Alarming’ shortage of child care workers in Philadelphia prompts recruitment event

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Parents, here’s how you can help your kids in math — without worksheets 

Experts say parents can help young children build math competence with simple activities that are part of everyday life

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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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