Report: Pennsylvania Charter Schools Not Outperforming Traditional Public SchoolsAt a Center City roundtable to issue the report, talk centered on HB97, a charter reform bill in Harrisburg.
Little-Known Gap in Health Insurance Programs Leaves Undocumented Kids At RiskNow, a new effort is getting underway to get those children health care coverage.
New Play At Constitution Center Puts Education Funding Under The LightsThe production entitled "School Play" was born from the effects of Philadelphia school district budget cuts.
Daycare Advocates Fuming as Phila. Moves Toward Modification of Zoning RulesPhiladelphia's new zoning code -- which took effect two years ago -- changed the way that some daycare centers get city approval. One councilman urged a return to the former process.
Philadelphia Joins National Campaign Getting Kids To Read Before It's Too LatePhiladelphia has joined a nationwide effort to get students reading on grade level by fourth grade.
Philadelphia School Advocates Carry Funding Demand To HarrisburgThe point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.
FREE Eye Screening and Glasses For Kids Saturday 4/12 in Philly
Youth Advocates Seeking Summer Meal Locations For Schoolkids in NeedKathy Fisher of PCCY says the food for summer lunch programs is available, but they need more locations to serve the kids the meals.
Pennsylvania Politicians Urged To Push For Universal PreschoolIn Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.
New Pennsylvania Laws Guard Against Child AbuseThe 2013 Pennsylvania legislature has passed 10 new laws that increase the protection of our children..
Child Advocates Find Poverty Is Increasingly A Regional IssueA children's advocacy group says the number of children living in poverty in Philadelphia's suburbs is growing. The group hopes its findings will unite city and suburban legislators in seeking solutions.
Art Programs May Face Final Curtain Call In Philadelphia SchoolsPhiladelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.
Philadelphia Schoolkids Can Get Free Vision Exams on Saturday at Jefferson HospitalUninsured and underinsured Philadelphia children can get their eyes checked for free on "Give Kids Sight Day."
Proponents Hail Expanded Education Tax Credit Opponents Call ‘Voucher Light’Pennsylvania has expanded a controversial tax credit program that subsidizes private and religious schools. The expansion doubles the amount of state money going to non-public schools.
Free Eye Exams For Children In Philadelphia SaturdayPublic Citizens for Children and Youth and Eagles Youth Partnership have teamed up with Wills Eye Institute for Give Kids Sight Day on Saturday.