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Philadelphia public schools hope to raise $40 million by 2028

Philly public school funding

Investigations

Fight at Robeson High School high school put school on lockdown

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Education

Pennsylvania needs $5.4 billion to bring underfunded schools up to par, commission finds

Pennsylvania Schools Funding Shortfall

Government

Mayor Cherelle Parker delivers hopeful message at inauguration, says 'it's on us' to change Philly

Mayor Charelle Parker inauguration

Education

Philadelphia reduces school-based arrests by 91% since 2013

Philadelphia School Arrests Drop

Education

Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom in national study of charter school performance

Pennsylvania Charter Schools Ranking

Investigations

Former J.R. Masterman School teacher fatally struck by car while biking in Roxborough

Cyclist Killed Masterman

Movies

New HBO documentary follows Philly high schoolers as they record an album

Stand Up & Shout documentary

Education

Villanova University to take over Cabrini campus following academic year

cabrini villanova finalize agreement

Education

A SEPTA strike may force Philly schools to go virtual – but the district prefers to avoid that scenario

SEPTA Strike Philly Schools

Education

Lawsuit settlement allows Pennsylvania students with disabilities another year in school

Government

6 North Philly schools to receive road and crosswalk safety upgrades with $25 million in federal funding

Traffic zone upgrades

Government

New Jersey to waive sales tax on school supplies through Labor Day

Sales Tax Holiday NJ

Children's Health

New Jersey schools to provide free menstrual products to students

Children's Health

Eating breakfast improves academic performance, and in Pennsylvania, all public schools again will serve it for free

Pa. Free Breakfast Shapiro

Mental Health

Youth suicide attempts increase during the school year and fall during the summer, study finds

Suicide Risk School Year

Family-Friendly

Philly kids can get free school supplies, immunizations at these summer events hosted by the district

Philly Back to School

Education

Cabrini University to close in 2024 after years of financial trouble; Villanova to buy campus property

Cabrini closing Villanova

Investigations

Upper Darby bus driver charged with duct taping 10-year-old to seat

Upper Darby Bus Driver

Education

Pennsylvania student teachers could receive $10,000 stipend under proposed law

Student Teacher Stipend

2023 Election

As Philly's next mayor, Cherelle Parker says struggling communities would be her top concern

Cherelle Parker Philly Mayor

Courts

Lehigh Valley school district must allow after school club run by Satanic group, federal judge rules

Saucon Valley Satan Club

Education

A sixth Philadelphia school closed after asbestos exposure, City Council wants independent oversight of buildings

Universal Vare School asbestos

Education

School District of Philadelphia anticipates more asbestos will be identified after two more schools closed

More asbestos philly schools

Crime

15-year-old shot and killed near Simon Gratz High School, police say

Simon Gratz Student Shot

Government

Pennsylvania schools are not required to have AEDs – new legislation aims to change that

Education

School District of Philadelphia to relocate Building 21 students following asbestos exposure

Building 21 school students relocated asbestos outbreak

Education

Philly school district adopts new calendar; first day of classes will begin after Labor Day this fall

School Distirct of Philadelphia calendar changes

Investigations

Police seek 3 men who shot 7 people, including a toddler, near Strawberry Mansion school

Strawberry Mansion Shooting

Investigations

St. Hubert's expels students responsible for racist blackface video

St. Hubert Students Expelled

Social Media

Students at two Philly high schools face discipline for racist blackface video

St. Hubert Catholic School

Education

Pennsylvania school funding formula is unconstitutional, judge rules in landmark case

Pennsylvania School Funding Case

Food & Drink

Cantina La Martina's to host competition among 10 street vendors to see who makes best tamales

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Government

AEDs are lifesaving tools, but they're not required at Pa. school sporting events; A proposed law would change that

Religion

Pa. senators make push to allow freedom of religious dress for teachers across the state

Courts

Former Glen Mills Schools students reach $3 million settlement over abuse claims

Glen Mills Schools

Education

School District of Philadelphia delays its lottery for special-admissions schools

School District special admissions lottery postponed

Education

Meek Mill, Kevin Hart, Michael Rubin to donate another $7 million to Philly private and parochial schools

Education

Philadelphia schools will require students, staff to wear masks for two weeks after winter break

Philadelphia school district mask mandate winter break

Education

N.J. schools must submit digital maps of buildings to police to help first responders in emergencies

New Jersey School Safety Maps

Education

Pennsylvania's standardized test scores are still below pre-pandemic levels, data shows

Standardized Test Scores

Education

A few Philly high school students are learning to fly as part of a program that's finally getting off the ground

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