A fuller appreciation of Rob Stuart

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This post isnt' exactly about raising kids in the city. It's about a guy who was a trusted source over the years who died suddenly yesterday... Read more

I somewhat randomly eliminate a school from my list

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An acquaintance told me she loves her childrens' school, so I checked out the web site. I'm not going to identify the school because it's unfair... Read more

At Chester A. Arthur, tutoring from Rendell and Nutter

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I'm an unabashed fan of all the neighbors and parents who are jumping in to improve Philadelphia Schools. As a parent considering sending my... Read more

A Head Start on the School Search

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Many of you probably already know about PhillySchoolSearch, the blog by Philadelphia parent Len Lipkin about finding a school for your child... Read more

Two views of public schools

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Many parents are trying to remake their city schools, so much so that I'm starting to believe they are having real impact. The more I learn... Read more

What happens if Philadelphia schools close?

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With 70,000 empty seats, the Philadelphia School District is looking close many schools. The Pew Research Initiative takes a look at the likely... Read more

Bache-Martin Fall Festival

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Celebrity Chef Marc Vetri will be there. Will you? Bache-Martin Elementary holds its annual fall festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,... Read more

The games kids play

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Every time our family walks somewhere, my son, 4, wants to play the “bus game.” He is the bus driver. Mommy and Daddy are the passengers... Read more