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Philadelphia school board OKs controversial media limits for district’s 20,000 employees

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Are Philly schools heading back to normal? Teachers union says not so fast.  

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‘Music can help us heal’: Philly students express dealing with COVID, racial injustice in album 

A music project at Hill-Freedman World Academy amplifies students’ perspectives on recent challenges — from the pandemic to racialized violence.

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New COVID guidance for Philly schools includes 5-day quarantine

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Philly schools partner with Black Doctors Consortium to get more Black and Latino students vaccinated

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In dramatic turnaround, most Philadelphia schools will be in-person this week

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Spending gaps in Pennsylvania among widest in the country, college dean testifies  

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Hite testifies lack of resources holds back Philly students

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Union scoffs at new COVID guidance as Philly schools go virtual for snow 

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Philly health secretary insistent on in-person learning despite calls to go virtual  

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‘This is not the way to handle things’: Teachers and parents say Philly’s partial reopening of schools is chaotic 

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Amid COVID surge and staffing shortage, 81 Philly schools will shift to remote learning

As COVID cases soar, Philly schools plan for tentative reopening after break

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Central office staff helping in Philadelphia schools struggling with vacancies and absences

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With COVID surge in Philly, educators call for temporary return to remote learning or stricter health protocols  

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The Philadelphia Parking Authority is asking schools for an $11.3 million refund. There are big implications.

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Behind bars: School inside Philly’s juvenile center feels brunt of city’s gun violence

The goal of the district’s school at the Juvenile Justice Services Center is to keep Philadelphia students on track and transition them back into traditional schools. But the rise in youth gun violence has staff at the center needing more specialized help.

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Philly board selects advisory group to help search for new superintendent 

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

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‘Problem solver,’ ‘change agent’: Philadelphians describe what they want in next school leader

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Philly school enrollment continues decline, while cyber charters see surge

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Efforts to promote equity in top Philly schools could have opposite effect, parents fear

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‘75 kindergartners, one toilet’: Witness testimony begins in landmark Pa. school funding trial

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Inequities ‘devastating the lives of children’: Pennsylvania fair school funding trial begins

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Landmark Pennsylvania fair school funding case set for trial

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Proposed Philly media policy called a ‘gag order.’ District says it’s ‘standard operating procedure.’ 

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City Council to consider whether to add asbestos, mold to inspections of Philly school buildings

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Philadelphia schools honored for work in preserving green space

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‘It’s going to take all of us’: Philly district attorney joins effort to keep students safe

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Philly student athletes participating in winter and spring sports must be vaccinated against COVID

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‘Our schools are a safe place’: Philadelphia officials outline steps to stem violence in and around schools

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Philly schools to remain open if SEPTA strikes

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