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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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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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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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Philly Charter School Had 9,190 Applicants for 96 Spots

By all accounts, MaST Community Charter School is a success. The Philadelphia school opened in 1999, and eventually consolidated all its grades into an old […]

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Friends’ Central Suspends Teachers Who Invited Palestinian Speaker

Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood has suspended two teachers who invited a Palestinian speaker to its campus – just days after the school canceled the […]

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The “Girl” in Pennridge High School Assignment Uproar Is Maya Angelou

The Pennridge School District has apologized after a hybrid math/English question about Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings caused an uproar on […]

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Report: Shooting Threat Prompted Montco School District to Close

A shooting threat and state police investigation prompted the Upper Perkiomen School District to close this morning.

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Cheltenham Teacher Suspended for Alleged Racial Remarks

Cheltenham High School has suspended a teacher who reportedly told her students to “stop bitching about being black” while discussing election results.

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Philly Public Schools to Dismiss Early on Friday Due to Heat

Classes began on Wednesday, but Philadelphia public school students are already getting a little time off — all district schools will dismiss early on Friday due […]