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Black children hurt by structure of Pa. preschool programs, study says

Pre-pandemic, Black children in Pennsylvania had less access to high-quality preschool than white children, according to a new report. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found that this disparity was due primarily to... Read more »

Philadelphia district cuts back regular COVID testing of staff

With COVID case counts plummeting, the Philadelphia school district will end all mandatory testing of vaccinated staff and cut back testing of unvaccinated employees from twice to once a week. In an... Read more »

Philadelphia pushes kindergarten registration for the coming school year

Luke Julien and Gael Carmona-Meneses know exactly what kindergarten is for. “Literacy, reading, even science, stuff like that,” Luke said. “I know a lot about it.” Gael added another cool activity: “I... Read more »

Hite will leave superintendent post after nearly 10 years at the helm of Philadelphia schools

Superintendent William Hite will leave the top post in Philadelphia public schools next year, choosing not to renew his contract after nearly a decade in the job, he announced late Monday. Hite,... Read more »