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Talia Balakirsky

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N.J. Votes to Require PARCC for Graduation

Board of Education says students must pass the ELA and Algebra I tests before graduating — starting with the class of 2021.


Philly Hospitals Don’t Shine in New Federal Government Ratings

And Philly’s best hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings, got just three stars.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued for Philadelphia Area as DNC Begins

It’s in effect until 11:15 tonight. Perhaps the apocalypse is, indeed, nigh.

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Sanders Gets Backlash After Urging Delegates to Support Clinton

Then his wife whispered something

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“Donkeys Around Town” Scavenger Hunt Officially Begins

“We’re getting down to serious donkey business” is a thing Ed Rendell said today.

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There Are Over a Dozen Ways to Watch the DNC

The host committee is calling the amount of livestreaming options “unprecedented.”

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Philly Working to Add Text-to-911

And Camden County implemented its text-to-911 system yesterday.


Penn Engineers Create Groundbreaking $2 Portable Zika Test

The test can identify Zika in a patient in 40 minutes, the engineers say.

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Fairmount Park Conservancy Lands Award-Winning Executive Director

Rick Magder will start on Sept. 1st.

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Philly Is Rethinking Life Without Parole Sentences for Juveniles

Right now, approximately 300 Philadelphia inmates are eligible for resentencing hearings.

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After Cincinnati Gorilla Killing, Philly Zoo Vows to Review Protocol

The Philadelphia Zoo has its own gorilla exhibit, but it is heavily fenced.


Philly Schools Plan to Recognize Two Muslim Holidays

The city is home to an estimated 200,000 Muslims.