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Do you feel safe using SEPTA to get to school?

During a normal school week, 60,000 SEPTA transpasses are distributed to students so they can get to and from school using any public bus, trolley, or subway for free while neighboring school Districts hire yellow-bus companies to transport their students. Do you feel safe using SEPTA to get to school? Here are what your peers are saying. 

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Should Philadelphia students be mandated to take standardized tests?

According to an internal memo obtained by WHYY, “The School District of Philadelphia plans to administer state standardized tests this spring to students who attend school in-person — rather than waiting until next fall to give the tests.” We asked, “Should Philadelphia students be mandated to take standardized tests?” Here are four students’ responses.

Photo Credits: The Progressive Pulse, a blog from NC Policy Watch

Philly students' workload during the pandemic

To feel the pulse of the District regarding student workload, we asked students "How is your workload in virtual school? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel challenged enough?" Here are ten of their responses. 

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Current Structure of Virtual School

The mental health of students throughout the country can be summarized by three keywords: fatigued, unmotivated, and frustrated. Many students are becoming less engaged in the school lessons. It is safe to say that in 2021, most students aren’t doing well with a quarantined school, from learning the ins and outs of online schools to managing the balance between academics and work.

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Are Students Prepared for Adulthood?

Pennsylvania is certainly making progress when it comes to personal finance class availability. The bill requiring schools to let students put in finance course credits for graduation requirements is a step in the right direction. However, there is still a lot we can do to prepare students for adulthood.

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