Education

School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
July 11, 2020 - 4:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia is planning a top-to-bottom effort to confront racism that includes teacher training and curriculum changes. Read more here.
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Back-to-school reopening plan
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Mike DeNardo
July 09, 2020 - 1:50 pm
School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite isn’t giving much thought to President Donald Trump’s threat to withhold funds from schools that don't bring all students back to classrooms this fall. Read more here.
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Classroom
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Mike DeNardo
July 08, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Philadelphia parents have a long list of questions over how the school district will clean and sanitize buildings for any return to schools in the fall. The district answered some, but not all, of parents' concerns at an online town hall Wednesday. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
July 07, 2020 - 5:50 pm
The Philadelphia School District is outlining how it plans to keep students and staff safe from the coronavirus this fall. Parents learned about the district health plan at an online session Tuesday. Read more here.
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Please Touch Museum summer discovery backpacks
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Justin Udo
July 06, 2020 - 2:38 pm
Please Touch Museum volunteers stuffed and distributed about 1,000 summer discovery backpacks, full of toys, activity books and supplies, to keep them busy during a socially distant summer and on track of their grade level. Read more here.
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Online school instruction
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Suzanne Monaghan
July 06, 2020 - 1:32 pm
School districts across the country are still figuring out how to safely reopen in the fall while also trying to account for different degrees of student learning loss, as they may have regressed with online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Jacquie Cadorette
July 06, 2020 - 12:00 am
As coronavirus cases continue to spike across the country, many schools are grappling with what reopening will look like when school starts back up again in the fall.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
July 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
The first day of school in Philadelphia this fall could be delayed, as the school district prepares for a return to classes in a pandemic. Read more here.
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Black Lives Matter
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Kimberly Adams
July 03, 2020 - 12:19 pm
A group of Moorestown High School alumni are calling for a change in the school because they say issues of race and diversity are sorely lacking when it comes to curriculum. Read more here.
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2020 - 1:55 pm
Results from a new School District of Philadelphia survey shows teachers and parents prefer a back-to-school plan that has students attending classes in person on alternating days. The findings differ from teachers union survey results released on Monday. Read more here.
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