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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Robeson’s Richard Gordon Is the Best Principal in All the Land!

Back in 2013, the Philadelphia School District was planning on shuttering West Philly’s Paul Robeson High School for Human Services. The all-city-admission school, housed in […]

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Parents, Teachers and Activists Want to Rename These Philly Schools

The Frank Rizzo statue is toast. That Christopher Columbus statue in South Philly would seem to have a similar destiny. So what do we do […]

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Ugly New Video Emerges of Interboro School Board Official Christine Alonso at BLM Protest

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. More Trouble for Interboro School Board Treasurer […]

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Indoor Dining Still Not Coming Back Yet, Says Farley

Tom Farley Pumps the Brakes on Indoor Dining No big surprise here: At a press conference on Thursday, city health commissioner Tom Farley suggested that […]

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Once the Quarantine Is Over, I’m Over These Philly Institutions

As we prepare to enter yet another month of self-quarantine that shows no sign of quickly ending, things are beginning to get ugly. This is […]

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Philly Public Schools Will Mark Climate Change Protesters Absent Today

All the Greta Thunbergs of Philly will skip school on Friday to hit the streets in protest as people around the world take part in […]

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7-Year-Old Girl Was Viciously Bullied and “Slut-Shamed” at This Philly School, Says Her Mom

A Philadelphia woman has filed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia School District over shocking allegations of abusive behavior directed at her daughter by other students […]

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New Snow Day Law Makes It Official: Pennsylvania Hates Happiness

It’s summer. For a few blissful weeks, children are free to romp happily, chase the ubiquitous music of ice cream trucks, devour cup after cup of cherry water […]

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First Day of School in Philly Could Be After Labor Day in 2019

The Philadelphia School District’s Board of Education will vote this week on delaying the start of classes until after Labor Day. The decision comes after […]

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Philly Schools to Close Early Thursday Due to Heat

The School District of Philadelphia has extended this week’s heat-related early dismissals to Thursday. Public schools first announced on Monday that they would close at 1 p.m. […]

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Philly Schools Will Send Students Home Early Due to “Excessive Heat”

On Monday afternoon, the School District of Philadelphia announced that students at all Philly schools will be dismissed early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to […]

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Fun’s Over: Philly Students Returning to School Before Labor Day

In a first, Philadelphia public school students are heading back for their first day of school before Labor Day this year. Students will report on […]

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Following An ‘F’ Grade, All Pa. Schools Must Test Lead in Drinking Water

All Pennsylvania public schools will test their facility’s drinking water for elevated lead levels this upcoming school year, or inform students’ parents that they are […]

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Judge Orders Philadelphia School District to Pay $500,000 in Bullying Case

A judge has ordered the School District of Philadelphia to pay $500,000 to the family of a former student who says the school district failed to prevent […]

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-Con Accused of Faking His Way Into Philly Schools

An arrest warrant has been issued for the ex-con who allegedly faked his way into three Philadelphia public schools earlier this month. Authorities say 23-year-old Jerez Nehemiah […]