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Strawberry Mansion: Preschools Are Important, But Underfunded

Strawberry Mansion: Preschools Are Important, But Underfunded

Amanda Bowman always imagined herself as a mother. When the time came for her to have children, she was presented with two surprises. The first: she would have to raise them as a single parent. The second: she was having twins. Despite the challenges that faced her, she knew she was going to send them […]

 

Center City: The Sustainable Business Network Serves the Community Through Social and Environmental Advocacy

Center City: The Sustainable Business Network Serves the Community Through Social and Environmental Advocacy

Approaching its 15-year anniversary, the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) has grown from a small nonprofit startup, into a thriving organization dedicated to social and economic sustainable business practices. Founded by Judy Wicks, co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and the White Dog Café, SBN has been another success in her contribution to […]

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Education: Kenney’s Universal Pre-K Proposal Sparks Hope, Controversy

Education: Kenney’s Universal Pre-K Proposal Sparks Hope, Controversy

Philadelphia’s public school system has long faced academic and financial troubles, resulting in poor standardized test scores and high dropout rates. Now, advocates of Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposition for universal pre-kindergarten say such a program could help put more students on the path to success. But critics don’t like the plan to pay for it: […]