Education

The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
June 19, 2020 - 2:03 pm
As the argument over defunding police goes on, student activists are calling on the School District of Philadelphia to abolish its school police department. They say the officers make them feel like criminals in their school buildings. Read more here.
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Comcast Center.
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Mike DeNardo
June 18, 2020 - 1:21 pm
Philadelphia school administrators say they hope a free internet-access offer from Comcast may help connect students with the online lessons made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic. They also worry what will happen when the offer expires. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 17, 2020 - 3:12 pm
Pennsylvania schools are devising their plans for reopening this fall. And Philadelphia administrators say keeping students socially distant to and from school will be complex and expensive. Read more here.
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University of Pennsylvania campus
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Mike DeNardo
June 16, 2020 - 4:20 pm
Incoming high school seniors missed out on key months of their junior year because of the coronavirus. To make up for lost time, the University of Pennsylvania is offering a summer course for students who are prepping for college — and it’s free. Read more here.
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School of Rock Philadelphia
Lisa Riley
Mark Abrams
June 16, 2020 - 11:59 am
The beat goes on for students at the Philadelphia School of Rock, who haven’t let the coronavirus pandemic impact their music education. Instead, learning to play music has become a “virtual” part of their daily lives. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
June 15, 2020 - 2:37 pm
The School District of Philadelphia launched several surveys to help determine what’s most important to parents, students and school staff when they return to classes in the fall. Read more here.
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Stethoscope
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Lynne Adkins
June 15, 2020 - 12:22 pm
For years, the Step 2 Clinical Skills test has graded medical students on their people skills and ability to diagnose issues, but the pandemic has been put testing on hold for at least a year — to the delight of some. “All in all, it’s probably a $2,000 affair for a test that historically has a 99...
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School classroom
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Mike DeNardo
June 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
As it decides how schools should safely reopen this fall, the School District of Philadelphia is expected to lay out its options Monday.
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College class
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Kim Glovas
June 12, 2020 - 4:16 pm
Graduate school is going to be a little cheaper for some 2020 college grads as La Salle University reduces tuition for some masters programs. Read more here.
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Photo of an online town hall with Philadelphia-area high school students discussing racism.
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Mike DeNardo
June 12, 2020 - 2:48 pm
High school students are talking honestly about racism and how it affects them. In an online town hall Friday, they talked with government leaders about how to put an end to racism. Read more here.
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