Raising Philadelphia Archive: April, 2012

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

God opens a window?

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There is a saying that goes something like, "God never closes a door that he doesn't open a window somewhere." It came to mind while reading... Read more

Getting into Masterman

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For many parents, getting a child into Masterman is a dream. The high school is considered among the best in the country and, because it's... Read more

Spring comes to Bache-Martin

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The parents at Bache-Martin Elementary, which serves the Francisville and Fairmount neighborhoods, have big dreams for an interior courtyard... Read more

School Daze

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If you live in the city, choosing a school for your child can be overwhelming, but it seems like a good sign that there are at least more opportunities... Read more