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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 […]

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Why Philly Is a Perfect Fit for America’s First Pro Circus Arts School

This time next year, the first full-time professional training school for circus artists in the United States will be preparing for the start of classes. […]

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Philly Schools Are Closed Again Tomorrow

All Philadelphia public schools are closed again tomorrow due to this weekend’s snowstorm. Due to inclement weather, all @PhillyEducation schools are closed on Tue., Jan. […]


It’s So Cold, Two Area Schools Are Closed Today

It’s about 22 degrees in Philadelphia right now. You don’t need me to tell you that this is cold, one of the coldest days yet […]

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America’s Best School District Is in Chester County

Chester County’s Tredyffrin-Easttown School District is the top school district in the country, according to a new ranking from The ranking was based on […]


Lockdown at Radnor H.S. After Bullet Found in Hallway

Radnor High School was placed on lockdown at 12:30 p.m. today after a bullet was found on campus, a report on the school’s website said. […]

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District Announces School Closures, Charter Conversions

In a move that will affect more than 5,000 students in the district, Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite today announced dramatic changes involving 15 schools. The moves […]

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Philly Teachers Case Goes to Pa. Supreme Court

The School Reform Commission and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will duke it out before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the SRC has the power […]


The Brief: We’ll Soon Know the Names of All Cops Who Shoot Civilians

1. The police department is going to start releasing the names of officers who fire at civilians. The gist: City Paper reports that Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey […]


Surprise! Philly’s Commercial Property Taxes Are Pretty Damn Low

Study after study and politician after politician have said that Philadelphia’s taxes are way too high. But a new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy […]


Inside Take: Philly’s Next Great Public Space? Schoolyards.

(This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Over the past seven years, Philadelphians have witnessed a public space renaissance. No longer are apocalyptic […]