education

Megan Larson of the Free Library's Literacy Lab works with two young children to help them with their reading.
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Justin Udo
January 19, 2020 - 4:41 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is working to close the literacy gap with kids in the city, through a special program aimed at getting elementary kids ahead of the curve. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Mike DeNardo
January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Students and staff are back inside Laura H. Carnell Elementary School after a three-week closure for asbestos abatement. But the teachers union said it can't guarantee that conditions are safe. Read more here.
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Jason Majerczak at Drexel Hill Middle School
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John McDevitt
January 09, 2020 - 5:07 pm
Jason Majerczak — or Mr. M, as his Drexel Hill Middle School students call him — is one of 10 finalists recognized nationally by the Recording Academy for their contributions to music education. Read more here.
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Laura H. Carnell Elementary School
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Justin Udo
January 08, 2020 - 5:58 pm
Local officials are taking a stand against asbestos-infested schools in Philadelphia and bringing it directly to the attention of the governor. Read more here.
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#WeAreNotAtRisk campaign
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Flashpoint
January 07, 2020 - 3:57 pm
A youth-led global campaign, which recently planted its roots at 15th and Cherry streets, wants to change the negative narrative about young people across the globe. Read more here.
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Eco-friendly New Year's resolutions
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Rasa Kaye
December 30, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Take a long view at the next year, if not the next decade, and consider how we can all maintain the momentum toward preserving the planet. We like to call it 1Thing we can all do, but if you’re revising your list of New Year’s resolutions, there are actions you can take on a daily, monthly or once-...
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Kids learning martial arts.
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Pat Loeb
December 29, 2019 - 4:30 am
A year and a half ago, a youth sports task force found that only one in five Philadelphia middle schoolers was getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day. That launched an effort that's increased participation, at least a little bit. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney multitasking in his office. Behind him, a portrait of civil rights activist Octavius Catto.
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Pat Loeb
December 16, 2019 - 6:00 am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, two weeks away from the end of his first term, has released a report on what he's done in the last four years.
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Photo of cafeteria
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Pat Loeb
December 14, 2019 - 9:18 am
This year, winter break for Philadelphia public school students will be almost two weeks, so Philadephia Parks and Recreation is expanding holiday meal service at city recreational centers. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia School District says a growing number of students are taking advantage of its computer science offerings. Read more here.
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