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Child Care Programs Forced to Balance Quality and Financial Stability

Child-care providers operate close to the financial edge, and investing in quality—such as hiring more-educated teachers or reducing class si

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New Report Examines Financial Barriers to Delivering High-Quality Early Education in Philadelphia

Nonprofit Finance Fund Releases Recommendations for Expanding Access to Quality Programs in Advance of Convening with Policymakers and Early...

Creative Communities
Big dig: Japanese Garden in Fairmount Park

The paths around the Shofuso House and Garden, in Fairmount Park, once directed an estimated nine million people to the various buildings and...

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Rand Corp to Pa.: Closing achievement gaps worth big money

If Pennsylvania closed gaps in student achievement, the payoff would be enormous, according to a study released Monday.

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Wm. Penn, Lenfest foundations donate $10.5M toward early $30 million literacy initiative

As part of its push to get all kids reading on grade-level by
fourth grade, the Philadelphia School District yesterday

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$30 Million Investment Aims to Improve Literacy Outcomes for 48,000 Children in the School District of Philadelphia

Today the School District of Philadelphia, The Lenfest Foundation and the William Penn Foundation announced a collective investment of $30 million...