schools

keziah ridgeway
City Life

My Pandemic Story: A Philly Teacher on Inspiring Kids During the Crisis

Published as a part of the “This Is My Pandemic Story” article in the May issue of Philadelphia Magazine. Here, Keziah Ridgeway, teacher of African […]

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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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Can a Radical New High School Disrupt Education in Philadelphia?

Gina Moore draws a sip of grapefruit-tequila cocktail, a small black notebook cradled in her lap. A financial professional and mother of two in her […]

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19 Philly-Area Schools Rethinking Education in Big Ways and Small

Open Connections Where home and school amplify each other Location: Newtown Square | Ages: 2 to 18 | Enrollment: 130 | Price: Starts at $4,000 […]

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City Life

Cherry Hill School Apologizes for “Party Like It’s 1776” Prom Invites

The principal of Cherry Hill High School East has issued an apology to students and community members after the school sent an “insensitive” invitation to its senior […]

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Abington: On Second Thought, We Won’t Rename Our School After Billionaire

Turns out Abington Senior High School will remain Abington Senior High School after all. The Montgomery County public school was set to become Abington Schwarzman High […]

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Coatesville Students Leave School to Protest Racist Pumpkin Carvings

Students at Coatesville Area High School walked out of their classes on Friday to protest a disturbing photo of their classmates posing with swastika- and […]

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City Life

This Elementary School Is Going on Day 5 of No Water

Students and staff at a Delaware County elementary school have been without running water for four days. Officials at Glenwood Elementary School in Media restricted water […]

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City Life

Pa. Announces Tougher School Vaccination Rules

Is your kid vaccinated? If not, you’ll want to get those shots ASAP. New Pa. health rules require children to be fully vaccinated when they […]

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Pa. Senate OKs Bill That Would Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

The Pa. Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow teachers and other school employees to carry guns on school property. After a heated debate, […]

Dan McQuade playing in the snow
City

This Is Our First Big Winter Storm Without KYW’s School Closing Numbers

I grew up in the city, so I didn’t have a school number when I was a little kid. But when the snow started falling […]