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“Charity is not social and racial justice.” Penn pledges $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia, community organizations still demand PILOTs

This afternoon, the University of Pennsylvania announced a plan to donate $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) over the course of a decade. The donation will be broken into ten $10 million increments. This announcement comes after months of organizing by local community groups for payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) from the university.






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Will Renaissance Schools Be Coming To An End in 2020?

On September 10th, the Board of Education had a committee meeting to review their enacted policies. One of the interesting aspects of the agenda was how the board considered eliminating Policy 141: Renaissance School Initiative. What is this initiative? Why was it established in the first place?




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Explaining neighborhood, charter, and magnet schools

Composed of 19,000 employees and 203,000 students, the Philadelphia School District is the eighth largest in the nation. With increased graduation rates for the third year in a row, the school district has a promising future ahead. Within the 342 Philadelphia schools, there are three distinct subcategories, particularly in high school education. Charter, neighborhood, and special admissions schools each have their own unique characteristics and benefits. While the Philadelphia School District still pushes for much needed resources and funding, there are many things to analyze and admire about our local high schools.






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OPINION

Dear Betsy Devos

In an open letter-style article to Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, Central High School senior Kate Ratner delves into Devos’ frustrating political biases regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, inclusivity of LGBTQ+ students, and public education. 

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