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Less than 1% of Philadelphia students are using the district’s tutoring programs

BY: - June 11, 2023

District officials aren’t sure why its tutoring program, which is free for the district’s K-12 students, isn’t reaching more of them.

Racial slurs, dress codes, few Black teachers: How Black girls say Philly schools are failing them

BY: - May 18, 2023

'We cannot create equitable education spaces without intentionally considering the needs of Black girls,' experts said.

Could an independent agency solve Philadelphia’s school facilities crisis?

BY: - May 2, 2023

'If we wait until June, or July, it might actually be too late,' Philadelphia City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas said.

Tamir Harper (left) and Horace Ryans chat at a conference in Philadelphia sponsored by the Center for Black Educator Development.Dale Mezzacappa/Chalkbeat

Philadelphia gathering focuses on increasing numbers of Black male educators

BY: - November 22, 2022

Attendees this year looked at historical trends related to teacher diversity, discussed how to promote student activism, and opened up about dealing with mental health issues of teachers and students.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

Pennsylvania has nearly the worst education ‘opportunity gaps’ in country

BY: - October 19, 2022

In most areas that can be measured, 'Pennsylvania is defined by educational inequity,' an expert said.

Judge hears impassioned closing arguments in Pennsylvania school funding case

BY: - July 27, 2022

Tuesday’s courtroom arguments followed a four-month trial that stretched from November to March.