"We still face that narrative of, 'There's no arts in the schools,'" said the Philadelphia schools' head of arts education. "But we're the third-largest arts spender in the city, and we have the largest reach. We still see great opportunities to grow and reach more students."
A new contract for Pennsylvania state university faculty will run through June 2019.
Students at two schools still closed for cleanup reported to other schools for classes.
The Philadelphia School District will keep a Germantown elementary school closed until Wednesday to fix a mold problem discovered last week, the district said Monday.
How a mold problem seen first at one elementary school in Monroe Township, NJ, escalated into a crisis.
In the final stages of cleaning up a mold problem, the John B. Kelly Elementary School will remain closed to staff and students, according to Philadelphia school officials.
The Philadelphia School District said it was closing John B. Kelly Elementary School because it found "traces" of mold. But the Germantown school was plagued with mold and leaky pipes since at least 2015.
He recently released his first album in eight years.
Two elementary schools - Holly Glen and Whitehall - are to remain closed longer for remediation and other work.
Testing results could be back from labs as early as Friday, according to the task force.
"In the past, people would say, 'It would be nice to have more black men in the classroom,' but now there's research, and there's a sense of urgency around the issues," said Sharif El-Mekki, principal of Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker.
Betsy Levy Paluck receives $625,000 spread out over five years, no strings attached. So do the 23 other winners, who include artists, historians, and scientists.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to students at Rutgers University on Thursday, defended college sexual assault guidelines he helped champion that recently were relaxed by the Trump administration.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The cat wins! A North Carolina university has reached a settlement with a disabled student who wanted to keep her emotional support feline in her dorm room.