Kingsessing mass shooting reinforces need for mental health services, experts and advocates say

BY: - July 17, 2023

‘No matter what you look like or where you live, every Pennsylvanian deserves to be safe and feel safe in their community,’ Lt. Gov. Austin Davis said

Temple U. panel explores impact of Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

BY: - July 15, 2023

‘There is going to be a drop off at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level because as good as race-neutral measures are, they simply are not a replacement for race-conscious,’ an administrator said.

Principals are leaving their jobs at an accelerating rate in Pa.

BY: - July 12, 2023

Pennsylvania schools with more than 93.7% students of color had an average principal attrition rate of 23.1%.

Philly officials share results of report on anti-violence initiative

BY: - July 9, 2023

'I am proud of what this pilot program achieved right out of the gate as a first of its-kind program,' Mayor Jim Kenney said.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr., left, and Board of Education President Reginald Streater speak with students at a school selection process rally in front of district headquarters in March.

New report recommends changes to Philly’s school selection process

BY: - July 3, 2023

More than half of students surveyed said they want the district to drop its lottery system altogether.

Philadelphia’s Frankford High to start 2023-2024 school year at two locations

BY: - July 1, 2023

The school was was one of six district school buildings that was forced to close last school year due to asbestos.

Thousands of Pa. kids sought mental health treatment last year, according to a new report.

Report: Thousands of Pa. students asked for mental health help last year

BY: - June 26, 2023

Nearly 65% of students felt they needed professional support, but didn't feel comfortable speaking to friends or a family member about it.

Your guide to Juneteenth events in the Philadelphia Region

BY: - June 19, 2023

This year, Juneteenth will be marked with free admission to several museums, community events, music performances, art showcases and festivals throughout the city and the Greater Philadelphia region.

Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia’s $6.2B budget set for final approval

BY: - June 13, 2023

City Council is set to give its final approval to the 2023-24 spending plan on Thursday.

Community groups march in protest of possible 76ers arena at Chinatown

BY: - June 12, 2023

'Chinatown is a host; anybody coming into Chinatown is a guest, and Chinatown has to make decisions in its best interest,' a community advocate said.

Philadelphia City Hall

Philly awards $1.9M to help fight substance abuse, overdoses

BY: - June 10, 2023

The first round of funding was awarded to 27 community-based organizations throughout the city.

Ogbonna Hagins walks along Ninth and Ontario streets in North Philadelphia. He’s been pressing city officials to do something about illegal dumping.

Philly City Council: Want to fight crime? Address quality of life issues

BY: - June 6, 2023

'If we address issues of quality of life, it is one step towards reducing violent crime,' Councilmember Anthony Phillips said.