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‘We are not crying wolf’: Philly teachers union to sue district over asbestos, other hazards

The union representing Philadelphia public school teachers says it will sue the school district over its handling of asbestos, lead and mold problems that has shuttered schools and sparked a backlash from parents.

By Nicholas Pugliese/WHYY

New case tests big question: Can Philly kids sue after getting sick in school buildings?

Dean Pagan became a poster child for Philadelphia’s school infrastructure woes when The Philadelphia Inquirer featured his case of lead poisoning in an investigative story last year.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Updated: November 15, 2019 | 10:14 am

Retired military leaders say Pa. schools need more money

By Ed Mahon

Opening day at a Philly school that reflects the district’s triumphs and tribulations

The district still has a long-term structural deficit, which will, at some point, demand new money, cutbacks, or both.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


Citing ‘emergency’ repair needs, Democrats call for $125M for Pa. schools

State Sen. Vincent Hughes said the money would be used “solely for emergency repairs,” including issues regarding asbestos, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, roofs, windows, or “other repairs or replacements that present a health or safety issue.”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

The death of cyber charter schools in Pa.?

A proposal would require a family to pay out-of-pocket tuition to attend a cyber charter school if their home district offers a “cyber-based program equal in scope
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Principal turnover highest in Pa. cities, study says

School leaders may be getting whiter, too
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads


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