When your child doesn't get in

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It happens, even to good kids with lots of friends: Some children don't get into the private kindergarten or grade school of their choice. I... Read more

Are some charters trying to disqualify students?

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Charter schools are public schools. As such, they are supposed to be open to all. But a new draft report from the Philadelphia School District... Read more

The city, wind and water - this Saturday

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Friends who have taken their children the redesigned Sister Cities Park on Logan Square say it's one of the best play spots in the city. They... Read more

The power of underachievers

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Those of who worked with Sue Snyder weren't surprised that she was part of the team that won the Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize for reporting on... Read more

All Aboard!

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All aboard! Saturday May 12 is Amtrak's National Train Day and if you, like me, have a child who thinks riding a train is more fun than just... Read more

A different take on the school funding question

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In my last post, I asked whether it is fair or wise that we spend so much less on children in Philadelphia district schools than we do on kids... Read more

Philly schools need more money. Discuss.

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With so much talk about cuts in Philadelphia schools, it's easy to get the impression that the problem is overspending. I have little doubt... Read more

There is no one right school

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There was lots of good advice on finding a school for your child at last night's panel discussion on choosing an elementary school. Ok, Ok... Read more