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The 40 Best Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

We crunched the numbers on academic performance and learning environment to bring you the schools* at the top of their class. City Schools Listed alphabetically […]

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Here’s What the Feedback on Your Kid’s Report Card Really Means

What do your child’s teachers really mean when they drop their end-of-the-semester feedback? One local elementary-school teacher breaks down actual reports. 1 This kid is […]

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Money, Time, and Happiness: We Polled Philly Teachers About How Much They Like Their Jobs

Is your job fulfilling? Are the kids you teach happy? If you lucked into a grand, would you spend it on your students or yourself? […]

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We Interviewed 100 Philly-Area Teachers About What It Takes to Raise Happy, Successful Kids

There’s been much chatter in the media about parenting. Or, to be more specific, bad parenting. You can’t scroll too far into your newsfeed without […]

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Classroom Confidential: Philly Teachers Tell All

Who knows your children almost as well as you do? The teachers who spend hours with them every day. That’s why we asked 100 of […]

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What If There Was a City Official Whose Only Job Was to Make Philly Better for Kids?

This summer, the Scattergood Foundation — a behavioral health nonprofit — partnered with data analytics firm Azavea to produce a report on the well-being of […]

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The Smart Philadelphian’s Guide to Visiting Disney World

A fact that’s perhaps not surprising to you: The number-one destination out of Philly’s airport is Orlando. Philadelphians — those with kids and without! — […]

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10 Things Every Smart Parent Needs on Their Disney World Packing List

Sure, it’s easy to buy pretty much anything you forget to pack right at the park, but with a little planning (and our sweet insider […]

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Baby-Friendly Fitness Classes Around Philadelphia

Now that you’ve brought a new little one into the world, you’re probably more strapped for “me” time than ever. If finding a babysitter every […]

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How to Take Non-Cheesy Family Photos

Best family photographer Heather McBride gives her best advice for creating living-room-worthy portraits. Get out of the studio. A great photo captures who your family is […]

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More Philly Hospitals Are Becoming “Baby-Friendly.” Maybe That’s Not a Good Thing.

Less than 12 hours after Benny enters the world, she’s rolled into my room in a plastic bassinet. I can tell she’s on her way […]

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5 Great Playgrounds for Kids at the Jersey Shore

Another reason to love spending time down the Shore? Because your kids aren’t yet bored with these playgrounds. Here are five of the best. Sunset […]

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Millennials! Get Over Your Blankies and Stuffed Animals and Grow Up Already!

I was leafing through my copy of Us Weekly the other day — hey, I’m trying to save a dying industry here — when I […]

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South Bowl Is Adding a “Yard” With Batting Cages, a Bocce Court, and More

You probably know of South Bowl as a nicer-than-average bowling alley with a fancier-than-average menu (seriously — how many bowling alleys do you know with shaved […]

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Your Guide to Philadelphia Summer Camps for Kids

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Camp Fly through the air with the greatest of ease in a comfortable air-conditioned space. The Philadelphia School of Circus […]