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Is Education Reform Killing Gym?

Spring in my neighborhood is announced by a variety of sights, sounds and smells—some delightful, like the first blooms on the lilac bush in our […]

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Note to Teen Boys: Supermodels Don’t Want to Go to Prom With You

Is prom season over yet? Really, is it? Because I honestly don’t think I can bear to see one more faux-suave 17-year-old being alternately cool […]

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NY High School Bans “Assassin” Game, Completely Misses Point

Isn’t is just adorable when adults stumble onto some fun thing their kids do, a thing that that they don’t understand, and then make that […]

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Orthodox Jews Ban Retro, Thick-Framed Glasses

I could never be a Yeshiva student in Brooklyn. My new glasses are too cool for school. Borough Park’s Bobover Yeshiva B’Nei Zion has banned […]

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Investigators: Seizures, Not Bullying, Killed Delco Boy

Turns out that Bailey O’Neill, the Delco boy who died in March, might have passed from natural causes instead of injuries from a schoolyard fight. […]

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Watch Out! I’m About to Sexually Harass You!

Hi there! I’m in your English 101 class with you, and you look like a nice person. Would you like to go out on a […]

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Do You Let Your Kids Curse?

  A couple of weeks ago, I was standing in the office of my colleague Jason Sheehan, food editor of Philadelphia magazine. I don’t recall […]

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You Might Not Have ADHD. You Might Just Be Tired.

The New York Times recently fanned the flames of the controversy over whether many cases of ADD, and even ADHD, are actually cases of sleep […]

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Best & Worst Prom Proposals

Prom season is upon us. A whiff of cologne carries on the warm spring breeze, and before you know it, photos of friends’ kids and […]

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Gun Control Rallies May Shut Down Morrisville Little League Games

Hey grownups Stop being idiots! You know what would be idiotic? Shutting down a Little League game in Morrisville this weekend so that you adults […]

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Why Are Philadelphia’s Babies Dying So Quickly?

Depressing: The death rate for infants in Philadelphia is about the same as it is in Indonesia, the Inquirer reports today. And Indonesia has the […]

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City Councilman David Oh Is Wrong About Collecting Kids’ Library Fines

  I get where David Oh is coming from. But with all due respect, the Councilman is wrong. Yesterday, WHYY’s Tom MacDonald reported that the […]

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Babysitting College Kids Just Got Easier

Ask any Penn student holed away in the bowels of the library this week for finals: There’s nothing quite as anxiety-inducing, in student life, as […]

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College Kids Do the Darndest Things

If you have something to say that’s newsworthy, but you don’t want it in the news, it’s probably wise not to say it in front […]

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What Chris Christie Gets Right About Video Games

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is pushing for legislation to ban retailers from selling violent video games to minors without their parents’ permission—a plan that […]