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In Philly, prospective LGBTQ+ parents receive guidance on adoption, other issues from local experts

By: - July 9, 2023

The annual Paths to Parenthood program, put on by Philadelphia Family Pride, runs until July 27.

Thousands of Pa. kids sought mental health treatment last year, according to a new report.

Medical Exiles: Families flee states amid crackdown on transgender care

By: - July 6, 2023

Missouri, Florida, and Texas are among at least 20 states that have limited components of gender-affirming health care for trans youth.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington Sr., left, and Board of Education President Reginald Streater speak with students at a school selection process rally in front of district headquarters in March.

New report recommends changes to Philly’s school selection process

By: - July 3, 2023

More than half of students surveyed said they want the district to drop its lottery system altogether.

Why this prize-winning CMU team says experimentation will improve education

By: - July 3, 2023

Norman Bier and John Stamper hope their award-winning tool will improve learning for students inside and outside of the university.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a web designer can refuse to create wedding websites for same-sex couples. (Photo illustration by Iowa Capital Dispatch with images via Canva)

Philly reacts to U.S. Supreme Court siding with anti-LGBTQ+ wedding designer

By: - July 2, 2023

The ruling provides a 'green light' for businesses to discriminate, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said.

Philadelphia’s Frankford High to start 2023-2024 school year at two locations

By: - July 1, 2023

The school was was one of six district school buildings that was forced to close last school year due to asbestos.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis brings his presidential pitch to Philadelphia

By: - July 1, 2023

The Republican presidential candidate spoke at the Moms for Liberty summit on Friday morning.

As Moms for Liberty comes to Philly, tensions run high

By: - June 27, 2023

The self-described parental rights organization is holding its annual conference in the Cradle of Liberty this weekend.

Solar power panels in field on a sunny autumn day (Getty Images).

Pa. could be a model for solar-powered schools — If it can get past political divisions

By: - June 27, 2023

A new bill would marry labor, environmental and educational interests — potentially forging a new path for bipartisan climate policy.

Thousands of Pa. kids sought mental health treatment last year, according to a new report.

Report: Thousands of Pa. students asked for mental health help last year

By: - June 26, 2023

Nearly 65% of students felt they needed professional support, but didn't feel comfortable speaking to friends or a family member about it.

AG Days: Who’s running for Pennsylvania attorney general?

By: - June 25, 2023

Philadelphia’s former chief public defender entered the race last week.

The Pennsylvania state flag. (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Pa. Human Relations Commission announces new LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination regulations

By: - June 24, 2023

The update comes as the Fairness Act awaits Senate action.