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School District of Philadelphia announces Strategic Planning team members 

January 30, 2023

Superintendent Tony B. Watlington, Sr., Ed.D. has announced the Strategic Planning team members. This is the final phase of his three-phase approach to laying a strong foundation to improving academic outcomes for all students and achieving the Board’s Goals and Guardrails. Phase one Listening and Learning sessions, together with the output from the Transition Team,…

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2nd suspect charged in ambush shooting outside high school

October 14, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Police officers walk from Roxborough High School near where multiple people were shot in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Authorities have identified the 14-year-old youth killed in a shooting on Tuesday that also wounded several other teens as they walked away from a Philadelphia high school athletic field after a football scrimmage. (AP…

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Children’s Scholarship Fund offers 2023-2024 scholarships for students in K-8th grade

October 7, 2022

For the first time, the scholarships will support every student through 8th grade. Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) opened its 2023 – 2024 application season with several major changes that will benefit Philadelphia families. New this year, the program includes a minimum scholarship award which will increase the dollar amount provided to most families, updated…

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School District of Philadelphia announces new 21st Century Schools Model in three neighborhood high schools

September 23, 2022

The School District of Philadelphia has announced a new 21st Century Schools Model in three neighborhood high schools for the 2023-2024 school year – Bartram, Overbrook, and West Philadelphia High Schools.  The 21st Century Schools model will provide students with blended instruction, exposure and hands-on experience that will prepare them for success in high-demand industries…

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Big student loan forgiveness plan announced by Biden

August 26, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: New graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J., on May 17, 2018. President Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday Aug. 24, 2022 that many Americans can have up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt forgiven. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By Seung Min Kim,…

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States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

August 19, 2022

By Maysoon Khan ASSOCIATED PRESS  ALBANY, N.Y. — Difficulties in finding affordable childcare cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After three months on a…

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Education Department announces college completion fund competition

August 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) recently announced the availability of $5 million in funds to support a new College Completion Fund for Postsecondary Student Success. The funding will support grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) – many of…

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Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Charisma Edwards, 5, center, checks art work during a class at Chalmers Elementary school in Chicago, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. America’s big cities are seeing their schools shrink, with more and more of their schools serving small numbers of students. Those small schools are expensive to run and often still can’t offer everything…

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