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'Election season' in North Philly: parents hear pitches on charter conversion

'Election season' in North Philly: parents hear pitches on charter conversionThe stump speeches have begun, and with them, the partisan divide. Parents at two North Philly elementary schools are fast approaching an election that could forever alter the academic trajectory of their children.

McCord wants to nearly triple Pa. spending on early education

McCord wants to nearly triple Pa. spending on early educationDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord stopped by a Philadelphia nursery school on Wednesday to stress Pennsylvania's need for more early childhood education funding.
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Christie's Mastro report confirms Sandy aid program riddled with errors

Christie's Mastro report confirms Sandy aid program riddled with errorsThe head of a state committee responsible for doling out $25 million in Sandy energy grants has told the legal team hired by the Christie administration for the internal review of the Bridgegate scandal that his group's
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Testing the meaning of 'service,' by serving, with lessons for all

"Servant" isn't something people often call themselves. It's an uncomfortable word. Though most of us serve in some way, we are likely tagged as attendants, assistants, consultants, contractors, or specialists. None of those
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NewsWorks readers help a writer in search of the sour-cherry dumplings of her bubba

Stacia Friedman's search for a lost sour-cherry varenyky recipe led her to discover her Ukrainian heritage. But where can she find the delicious dumplings? NewsWorks readers have some ideas.

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'Election season' in North Philly: parents hear pitches on charter conversion

'Election season' in North Philly: parents hear pitches on charter conversion

The stump speeches have begun, and with them, the partisan divide. Parents at two North Philly elementary schools are fast approaching an election that could forever alter the academic trajectory of their children.
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The Obamacare rollout continued: The varied fates of three enrollees

The Obamacare rollout continued: The varied fates of three enrollees

Now that the clock has wound down for health care enrollment through the Affordable Care Act this year, The Pulse thought it a prime time to revisit several people who tried early on to navigate new options.
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