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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.

White House to name coordinator to push back against book bans, among new LGBTQ protections

BY: - June 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — As part of the celebration of Pride month, the Biden administration on Thursday announced several new protections for LGBTQ+ youth and families, including the position of a federal coordinator to counter the massive wave of book bans across the country. President Joe Biden was scheduled later Thursday to host a Pride event at the White […]

‘Life got in the way’: After 51 years, Philadelphia native days away from high school diploma

BY: - June 5, 2023

Betty Williams, a North Philadelphia native, will graduate from an adult learners program on July 28.

Pa. LGBTQ groups mobilize against Moms For Liberty gathering in Philly

BY: - June 2, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a 2024 GOP presidential candidate, is expected to address the group.


More states line up to serve free school meals to all kids

BY: - May 30, 2023

Universal free meals during the pandemic removed the ‘free-lunch kid’ stigma.


I’m studying to be a teacher. We must make it more affordable to enter the profession | Opinion

BY: - May 30, 2023

Bills now before the state House will help -- and they deserve lawmakers' support.


Don’t ever believe ‘it won’t happen here.’ Schools must be ready for mass shooters | Opinion

BY: - May 28, 2023

The first step to any complete safety plan is the hiring and training of armed school resource officers.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr.

Year-round school, a new curriculum, enhanced safety: Here’s the Philly schools’ new 5-year plan

BY: - May 25, 2023

'This is our roadmap for how we're going to align all of our resources in the school district,' Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr. said.


What book bans and the Hollywood writers strike have in common | Heather MacDonald

BY: - May 23, 2023

If all else fails, I have to imagine it would be easier to replace studio execs with ChatGPT than the writers.

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.

Pa.’s U.S. Rep. Smucker: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is a ‘bailout’

BY: - May 17, 2023

U.S. House GOP lawmakers zeroed in on culture war issues as they grilled U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Mental health needs must be addressed inside and outside the classroom | Opinion

BY: - May 12, 2023

Without a considerable increase to the base funding, we are endangering services.