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Four Philadelphia Schools That Work

Science Leadership Academy A partnership between the school district and the Franklin Institute, Center City’s SLA is proof that a strong outside collaborator can help […]

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Philadelphia’s School Crisis: A City On The Brink

My family and I moved out of Philadelphia last year. We did so reluctantly, and with a crippling heaping of guilt. It wasn’t the crime, […]

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Local Group Pushes for Meatless Mondays in Philly Public Schools

Remember last fall when the Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution in support of Meatless Mondays in Philly? The group that helped usher the measure […]

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Morning Headlines: District Gets 20 Bids for Shuttered School Buildings

Another lumbering step forward has been taken in the effort to raise budget money for the School District of Philadelphia. Since last year’s December 17th […]

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Helen Gym: The Agitator

  Helen Gym advances, and Mayor Nutter inches warily back. She waves a thick stack of papers at him, each sheath a complaint lodged by […]

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Central PA Family Suing to Let Daughter Wrestle

It’s not been so long since we told you about Amanda Leve, the Philly girl who is awaiting permission to wrestle boys on behalf of […]


Morning Headlines: “No City Has Come Into a Windfall From Selling Buildings”

The city — and in particular City Council President Darrell Clarke — is hoping that by selling the empty school buildings, they’ll make $50 million […]

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We Want to Believe: Can the City Sell Vacant Schools As Quickly As It Says?

Mayor Nutter and School Superintendent Hite announced a revised plan to get all those closed schools sold on the real estate market. The new, improved Philadelphia […]

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Gallery: What’s Going to Happen To These Buildings?

When the Philadelphia school closures hit, what happens to all the buildings? See the gallery for some of the structures on the targeted list.

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LGBT History Month Goes to L.A.

Equality Forum in Philadelphia partnered with the nation’s second-largest school district in Los Angeles for LGBT History Month.

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Weirdest Partnership Ever? Not Really.

Lady Gaga partners with Office Depot on a line of school supplies to benefit the Born This Way Foundation.

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Milton Hershey Offers Admission to HIV+ Student

The Milton Hershey School reversed its decision against admitting HIV-positive students, apologizing and offering the ninth grader at the center of a lawsuit admission to the prestigious boarding school for low-income students in Hershey, PA.

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Who We Love: Kameron Slade

Kameron Slade delivers his speech for gay marriage at New York’s City Council. He’s in fifth grade.

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, May 4 Equality Forum continues today with the National Legal Panel (4 p.m.) and National Politics Panel (5:30 p.m.) at the National Constitution Center. […]

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Queer, Young and Bullied

A new report about “Being LGBT in the 21st Century” shows some sobering statistics about what it means to be young and LGBT today in […]