An Urban Teacher’s Response to the Suburban School Shooting Crisis

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Philadelphia’s new spot for fresh fish is … in a school?

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Students and Community Members Have a Family Talk During Black Lives...

Family was the emphasis when students and community members gathered at Martin Luther King High School as part of the Black Lives Matter Week...

The State of Play for DACA and Dreamers

On Friday morning, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act which included important gains for children and families such as: An additional four-year extension of...

On Super Bowl parade day, a look at how the Eagles...

As the city celebrates the Super Bowl champion Eagles, it is easy to forget their actions off the field -- including their generosity to...

Building On a Foundation: How Paid Family Leave Would Help Children...

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), landmark legislation which guarantees up to 12 weeks...

Why is Medicaid So Critical? Let’s Get Personal.

Beginning in 2017, there has been an unprecedented assault on Medicaid, the health care program for the most vulnerable Americans, including low-income children and...

Family Crisis Or New Joy? Get Paid Time Off For It

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What’s new with the flu vaccine 2017-2018

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