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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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Philly Schools Will Send Students Home Early Due to “Excessive Heat”

On Monday afternoon, the School District of Philadelphia announced that students at all Philly schools will be dismissed early on Tuesday and Wednesday due to […]


There’s a New Best High School in the State, Says

For as long as we’ve been tracking’s annual report cards on the quality of our region’s schools, two things have been certain: School districts […]

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Following An ‘F’ Grade, All Pa. Schools Must Test Lead in Drinking Water

All Pennsylvania public schools will test their facility’s drinking water for elevated lead levels this upcoming school year, or inform students’ parents that they are […]


5 Affordable Homes in Top School Districts: Tredyffrin-Easttown

There’s a discussion board I hang out on that gets frequent queries from posters looking to move to the Philadelphia area from outside it. Often, […]

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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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Day of Silence: What It Means for These Philly-Area Students

The Day of Silence, which takes place on either the third or fourth Friday of April, is a national event in which students take a […]

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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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Art From the Heart

While students across the country on Wednesday walked out of school to protest the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High a month ago, a local […]

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After Parkland Shooting, Pa. to Get a School-Safety Task Force

Gov. Tom Wolf joined state auditor general Eugene DePasquale in Wynnewood on Thursday to announce the creation of Pennsylvania’s first-ever school-safety task force. Wolf and DePasquale gathered […]

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Metal Detectors Prevent Student From Bringing Gun to Northeast School

Metal detectors placed at the entryways of Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia prevented a young teen from bringing a .40-caliber handgun to class […]

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Campus Life 101: What It’s Like to Be a Philly College Student Right Now

Haverford College Students:* 1,318 Location: Haverford Students routinely describe the liberal arts school as an intimate (“really small”) school where everybody knows everybody. The school’s […]

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Is Philly’s Inferiority Complex Dead?

There’s something in the air, Philly. Can you feel it? I’m not talking about a stiff breeze. Or a swarm of aggressive insects. I’m talking […]

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Think You Could Help Run Philly’s Schools? The City Wants to Meet You

We know many of you (if not all of you) are less-than-happy with our public schools. But here’s your chance to tell officials how you’d run the […]

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Buy Your Loved Ones a Jawnament This Holiday Season

People are particular about Christmas trees. Some prefer to don flannels and boots and cut them down themselves. Others, like our own Fabiola Cineas, would rather order […]