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Education

Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, who just appointed a Kensington drug czar
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Mayor Parker Clears Up Some Things About Year-Round School in Philadelphia

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

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Point/Counterpoint: Educators and Students Weigh in on ChatGPT

University-based instructors make the case for AI’s potential to level the educational playing field. Meanwhile, one Temple journalist argues that generative AI could defeat the […]

Mayor Cherelle Parker, an advocate of year round school in Philadelphia (Getty Images)
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No, Really: Year-Round School Is Coming to Philadelphia

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

A photo of Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania, one of the best places in America for public schools, according to a new report
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Some of America’s Best Public Schools Are Right Here

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

One of the vehicles used for street sweeping in Philadelphia
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Philadelphia to Actually Start Sweeping Its Streets Today

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

Philadelphia school Cedar Grove Christian Academy, which the NAACP has told to remove its ban on "big Afros" and dreads
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NAACP Tells Philly School to End Ban on “Big Afros”

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

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3 Simple Ideas to Prepare Philly Kids For the Future

We spend a lot of time talking about poverty in Philadelphia, as we should. For decades we’ve held the unfortunate title of being the poorest […]

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We Need More Black Teachers. Here’s How to Make That Happen

When I was a kid, I didn’t plan on becoming a teacher. In fact, teaching wasn’t considered an option. My plan was to become an […]

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A Camden Educator on Why His Students Crave the Truth

Like many educators, I spent a portion of my summer break teaching students. In July, I was working with high-schoolers on crafting their personal statements […]

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How Do We Teach History in America Today?

On a Tuesday in late June, we gathered six distinguished local educators (meet the panel) in our offices in the Curtis building, just off Independence […]

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What a German Taught Me About His Country and the Holocaust

Back when I was in college, a good friend started dating a German guy. He was from a small town in Bavaria and owned lederhosen […]

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Education 2022: See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Teach No Evil?

When I reached out to Philadelphia journalism legend Linn Washington Jr. to ask if he would moderate a discussion about how — in the continuing […]

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The Fight Over How to Teach America’s Past Is Itself a Test

Benjamin Franklin didn’t coin the phrase that nothing can be certain but death and taxes. Other writers said it first. But out of anyone, he, […]

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Meek Mill, Kevin Hart and Michael Rubin’s Millions Won’t Help the Abbott Elementaries of Our City

For the past month, I’ve been falling in love with the new hit ABC show Abbott Elementary. Inspired by a real-life teacher in a Philadelphia […]

university president amy gutmann
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It’s Not Just Amy Gutmann. Philly-Area College Presidents Are Leaving in Droves

The recent news that University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has been tapped by President Joe Biden to become the nation’s ambassador to Germany wasn’t […]