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School District of Philadelphia

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City Life

This ABC Comedy About the Sad State of Philly Schools Is Taking the TV World by Storm

Emmy Award nominations won’t be announced until July, but you can be sure that the new ABC comedy Abbott Elementary, created by and starring Philly’s […]

Philadelphia gates scholarship winner Akayla Brown
City Life

Meet the Philly Teen Who Just Won the Prestigious Gates Scholarship

On Tuesday night at 8 p.m., 18-year-old Southwest Philadelphia resident Akayla Brown received a life-changing email. She learned she was one of 300 high-school students […]

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A Philly Teacher Opens Up About What Really Happens in the Online Classroom

If this is not the strangest school year of all time, then it’s surely close. Kindergarten through high school — all taught from home and […]

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Philly to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg With 2020 Liberty Medal

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Receive Philadelphia’s 2020 […]

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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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I Was a Virtual Teacher This Summer. Nobody Is Talking About the Real Reasons Public School Kids Will Struggle This Fall.

“Make sure their cameras are on and they keep their mics muted,” my program director advised us on a Zoom conference call. “Even though we’re […]

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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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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Teens According to Four Philly High School Teachers

Who knows kids better than teachers? That’s why we asked four of them at different high schools in the Philadelphia region about how COVID-19 was […]

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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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City Life

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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City Life

Philly Students Are Going to Grill Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner

It’s been roughly a week since Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner participated in the first — and only — debate of the 2018 gubernatorial race, which […]

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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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City Life

The New Philadelphia Board of Education Holds First Public Meeting

The Philadelphia Board of Education is officially in business. The board held its first public meeting on Monday evening, roughly three months after its nine […]

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City Life

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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Ex-Con Posing as Famous DJ Talked His Way Into CAPA, Met With Students

A man who once appeared on the MTV’s Catfish — a reality TV show about people who fake their identities online — somehow worked his […]