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City Life

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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City Life

School Reform Commission Could Vote to End Itself by 2018

The contentious debate over the School Reform Commission’s existence took a major turn on Thursday night. At a heated board meeting, SRC chairwoman Joyce Wilkerson simply laid out […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

Lacrosse Player Claims School District Forced Black Female Teams Into a “Negro League”

A lacrosse player at Strawberry Mansion High School has accused the Philadelphia School District of discriminating against black female athletes and preventing her from playing […]

Business

New “Best Colleges” Rankings: Penn and Swarthmore Near Top, Villanova Rises

U.S. News and World Report just dropped its annual ranking of the country’s best colleges and universities and the usual suspects made the cut. For […]

Property

Main Line Monday: The Real Deal in Berwyn for $415K

We don’t have a “Bargain of the Week” department here at “Property,” but if we did, this beautifully maintained, totally renovated split-level on a wooded […]

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City Life

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 […]

Property

Philly-Area High Schools Dominate Niche’s 2018 State Rankings

Niche.com has just released its 2018 rankings of the top public high schools in Pennsylvania and the nation, and once again, Conestoga High School in […]

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City Life

City Announces Two New Community Schools

Samuel Gompers Elementary in Overbrook and the Northeast’s George Washington High School are the latest additions to Mayor Kenney’s ongoing community school initiative, city officials […]

Property

Main Line Monday: A Comfortable Abode in Berwyn for $650K

If you are searching for a spacious home with an appealing backyard in the Main Line, check out this residence. Today’s featured home is priced […]

City Life

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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City Life

City Controller: Staffing Shortage Could Cause Schools to Lose Funding

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz issued a warning on Wednesday that some Philly schools could lose funding because of staffing shortages. First, some background: many schools […]

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City Life

School District Could Save $600M Through Repair Program

The School District of Philadelphia has announced an energy-saving program that it claims could yield $600 million throughout the next 20 years. 

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City

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 […]

City Life

Kenney Calls Pa. Senator’s “Inner City” Comment “Racism”

Last week, Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair John Eichelberger reportedly claimed that students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” programs. This week, Mayor Jim […]