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The 40 Top-Rated Public High Schools in Philadelphia and the Suburbs

In the pandemic era, ranking high schools presents several challenges, with limited availability of data being the biggest one. For example, Pennsylvania stopped releasing schools’ […]

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City Life

Germantown Academy Fires Popular Spanish Teacher Amid Allegations of Sexual Abuse

On Monday morning, Germantown Academy fired high-school Spanish teacher Reed Skoug after a former student came forward with allegations that she sexually abused him while […]

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City Life

Here’s How Philadelphia’s Pre-K Program Can Change an Entire Family’s Economic Prospects

This article is published in partnership with the Fuller Project. Malcolm Burnley is a journalist with the Fuller Project, a global newsroom that reports on issues affecting women. […]

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City Life

Ignore the Rankings: Why the Best School for Your Kid Is Probably the One in Your Neighborhood

It can be very hard to be in the minority in a social or professional setting. Those in the majority may look askance at you, […]

Keir Bradford-Grey
City Life

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Provide Opportunity and Safety for Our Children

Keir Bradford-Grey, 46, of East Oak Lane, is chief defender/executive director at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. When I was growing up in Boston, the wealth […]

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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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

Top-Performing Public High Schools Methodolgy

To come up with a ranking of the top-performing city and suburban public high schools in the eight-county Philadelphia region, we first collected the latest […]

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City Life

This Main Line High School Student Just Won $175k for His HIV Research

If your kids sit around all the time playing Fortnite or watching TV, you might want to introduce them to Samuel Weissman. The 17-year-old Harriton […]

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New Day, New Storm: The Latest on School Closings and Transit Delays

It’s a scene you’re probably accustomed to by now: Go to bed early, awake to find snow on the ground. This Monday morning storm was […]

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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 […]