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Education Disparities in Philadelphia
Billy Penn partners with Temple University’s Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting to report on educational disparities within the Philadelphia School District.
School principals used COVID relief money for much-needed staff and supplies. What will happen when it expires?
“I hope that the data will show that those positions made a difference so that somebody somewhere can give us money from somewhere else,” one principal said.
These never-before-seen charts show which Philly schools got COVID relief funds
Money was distributed mostly to zip codes in North and West Philadelphia. On a per-student basis, Innovation Network schools ranked high.
Philly School District risks losing millions to address crumbling buildings as pressure mounts to finalize a plan
Lawmakers are threatening to withhold city funding without a list of construction priorities. Parents have been asking for the same thing.
Asbestos relocation in Philly schools often depends on parent advocacy, SLA/Ben Franklin showed
With so many old buildings, the toxin is likely to disrupt classes for years to come. How should the district decide where students learn?
How Philly schools are using Penn’s $100 million for asbestos abatement
The district allocated last year’s hazard cleanup donation to 209 schools, including the one just closed in West Oak Lane.
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