• March 31, 2016

    Two Philly charters singled out for excessive special-ed suspension rates in 2011-12

    The Civil Rights Project at UCLA has flagged two Philadelphia charter schools for suspending special-education students disproportionately and at espe...
  • March 31, 2016

    The old city of Philadelphia is getting younger

    Just released Thursday, Philadelphia: The State of the City: A 2016 Update, a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The big take-away is not only the...
  • March 31, 2016

    Unregulated and unstoppable, recovery houses proliferating in Lower Bucks

    Councilwoman Amber Longhitano spreads a map of Bristol Township over her kitchen counter. It's marked like a war plan, with pink and blue dots, r...
  • March 30, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    The importance of 'looking like me,' shared experience in mentoring

    It is very important for young people of color to have someone positive in their lives, outside of their parents, to help mold them in a way that thei...
  • March 30, 2016

    Will prosecuting Philly parents cut truancy?

    For years, the Philadelphia's District Attorney's Office has been making the case that the threat of criminal charges will nudge parents to ...
  • March 30, 2016 |  StateImpact

    Philadelphia’s shale boosters want more pipelines

    The Philadelphia Energy Action Team, a group of business interests organized as part of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, says the key to ...
  • March 30, 2016

    Pa. explores tapping Medicaid for housing as step toward controlling health costs

    Medicaid normally pays for doctor or hospital visits, but what about a place to stay?
  • March 29, 2016

    How Hollywood is spotlighting social change

    "Spotlight" tells the story of the Boston Globe team that exposed the Roman Catholic Church's coverup of sexual abuse of children by pr...
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