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Late School Openings Wreak Havoc On Area Working Parents’ Morning Schedules

Some parents are lucky, with a spouse who is available for sudden babysitting duty. Others have to scramble, especially when the school makes a last-minute decision.

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All Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese Schools CLOSED Thursday

Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.


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Will Pa. Schools Get Reprieve From Snow Make-Up Days? Time Will Tell.

Pennsylvania law requires elementary and secondary schools to hold 180 days of classes. Many districts are struggling to fit them in after being closed for so many snow days.


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Area Districts Wrestling With Mandate To Meet Required Days in School Year

And what happens if there is still more snow?


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Mayor Nutter Declares Snow Emergency For City of Philadelphia

As a result of the intense snow storm, all Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School District schools will be closed Wednesday.


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Plan Ahead For Snow Days With Schoolkids, Psychologist Advises

Philadelphia-based psychologist Dr. Melissa Brand encourages parents to plan ahead, stock up on supplies, and structure the day.


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When Kids Get A Snow Day, Working Parents Forced To Scramble

Fortunately, many companies these days are offering their employees options.


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Philadelphia School District Says Beeber Middle School Will Remain Open

Dimner Beeber Middle School will remain open, officials said on Tuesday.


School Closing Protests

School Reform Commission Votes To Save Four Schools, 23 To Close

The School Reform Commission has voted to save four public schools from closure in Philadelphia.


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Parents And Teachers React To School Closings

There was a lot of disappointment and passion from parents, teachers and education advocates in attendance.


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Parents’ Protest Disrupts SRC Meeting On School Closures

Superintendent William Hite said the district can’t afford to maintain underutilized schools. “The district’s financial challenges jeopardize its survival.”


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Local Community Groups Join Forces To Fight Philadelphia School Closing Recommendation

Philadelphia area community groups are joining together to fight the School District recommendation to close 37 public schools at the end of the school year.


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Activist Groups To March, Rally In Protest Of Recommended Philadelphia School Closings

Local activist groups, students, parents and community members plan to come together Saturday afternoon to protest the recommended school closings announced on Wednesday.


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To Close Or Not? Area School Districts Explain How They Wrestled With Decision

Parents may see their individual school with the lights on and wonder, why did it have to close?


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Sandy Brings Anxiety To Some Students Off From School

Many students who were home from school because of Hurricane Sandy are finding that it’s not as fun as a snow day.