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‘It lifts our spirits:’ Philly area celebrates Easter with bagpipes, wearing PJs in parking lots

St. Martin-in-the-Fields opted to offer Easter worship services online, but it also wanted to do something to help the neighborhood celebrate the day in person.
By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Philadelphia struggles to make coronavirus info quickly available in Spanish

In Philadelphia, where 23% of residents speak a language besides English at home, the city has not been translating and disseminating information to these communities.
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Philly border fight: How a ‘secret’ working-class neighborhood built its own wall

Yali Perez worries about her son Ian playing outside with other kids near their home in Bridesburg. On paper, the neighborhood is safe. But Yali says racial animosity here can escalate things from bad to worse to seemingly irreparable.

By Max Marin/WHYY

In Pa., less than 5% of teachers are people of color; the lack of diversity is hurting kids and schools

The gap between the state’s students of color (33 percent) and teachers of color remains among the most disparate in the country.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

‘Revolutionary’ principal goes all-in on quest for more black teachers

In Pennsylvania, as of 2018, less than 3 percent of teachers are African American, and barely 1 percent are African American males.

By Dale Mezzacappa/Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Pa. township puts hold on proposal to require horse diapers, rubber horseshoes, hoping to ‘work it out’ with Amish

“I don’t think they can regulate the Amish way of life. The law is on your side."
By John Beauge/PennLive

For Girard College’s MLK Day of Service, a focus on solutions to gun violence

“When you see so many people who look like you are dying of gun violence, it’s big. King’s legacy is huge. He died from gun violence."
By Emily Scott/WHYY

Bucks County parent details violent origin of controversial school mascot

“It was used to describe body parts taken for bounty – bounty that was paid to white settlers.”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Defense expert: Neshaminy School District mascot reflects ‘living tradition’

“It’s really unfortunate in this case that they’re being disparaged as racists.”
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY