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ChalkBeat: After parents express frustration with weather notifications, Philadelphia schools go virtual Friday

Despite the havoc wreaked by the tail end of Hurricane Ida, Philadelphia’s school district opened Thursday, with notice of a two-hour delay for some schools that came so late some parents already had dropped off their children.

https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/9/2/22654433/after-parents-express-frustration-with-weather-delay-philadelphia-schools-go-all-virtual-friday

ChalkBeat: Parents, teachers protest building conditions day before Philadelphia students return to school

On Monday, the day before roughly 125,000 students in Philadelphia are scheduled to return to school for the first time since March 2020, some parents and teachers protested at two schools over unsafe building conditions.

https://philadelphia.chalkbeat.org/2021/8/30/22649441/parents-teachers-protest-building-conditions-day-before-philadelphia-students-return-to-school

Inquirer: Philly parent: Schools need more input from families when making critical decisions | Opinion

As the 2021-22 school year begins — the first time the School District of Philadelphia has been fully in person since March 2020 — it’s off to a rocky start.

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-school-district-parents-covid-20210913.html

CBS Philly: Emlen Elementary School Temporarily Switching To Virtual Learning Due To Rapid COVID-19 Transmission Rate

The Philadelphia Health Department works closely with the Philadelphia School District to recommend school closures or pauses in the event of COVID-19 outbreaks, but some parent organizations believe more can be done to make that information widely available.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/09/14/emlen-elementary-school-covid-outbreak-philadelphia/

The Philadelphia Tribune: Philadelphia Home & School Council highlights fathers' voices

The Philadelphia Home and School Council hosted a virtual fathers forum, aimed at providing a safe space for men to discuss prevalent issues, address their multifaceted roles and responsibilities, in addition to posing a plan to overcome the challenges that they face in today’s society.

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philadelphia-home-school-council-highlights-fathers-voices/article_999af4c5-e1d4-5645-85bc-dcd7ed7afc3d.html

Daily Voice: Name Of 9-Year-Old Philadelphia Student Shot, Killed By 5-Year-Old Lives On With School Grant

The award honoring Nyssa Davis will be given to a sixth-grader at the Thomas M. Peirce School who exhibits the character and dedication to education that Nyssa shared will be awarded annually by the Philadelphia Home & School Council, spokeswoman Afea Tucker said.

https://dailyvoice.com/pennsylvania/montgomery/police-fire/name-of-9-year-old-philadelphia-student-shot-killed-by-5-year-old-lives-on-with-school-grant/801876/

SUN Spotlight: Philadelphia Home and School Council (PHSC)

Updated: November 13, 2020

In direct response to the protests and civil unrest that has recently affected West Philadelphia residents following the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr...

https://www.philasun.com/commentary/sun-spotlight-philadelphia-home-and-school-council-phsc/?fbclid=IwAR2_b0iXoCba2jWnvXXaISJ9frik-azGs42hf75lx3YXy27wjusAUjfe4yI

Sheppard supporters crowd CSPR forum to defend their school

Updated: March 10, 2020

Among the 21 schools discussed at the Comprehensive School Planning Review public forums, only one school community bucked the process entirely:

https://thenotebook.org/articles/2020/03/10/sheppard-supporters-defend-school-at-cspr-forum/

A Philly miracle: Amid closures, this elementary school is reopening its library

Updated: January 11, 2019

For as long as Anna Zhang has attended Bache-Martin Elementary School, the library was a locked room with old books...

https://www.philly.com/education/philly-school-library-bache-martin-friends-20190111.html?fbclid=IwAR3yAGISOlprawYTfNan2YbyrgrKI63rwgFYnShxelZV2S3o6Rv13hYD4xU

Parents at Jackson demand solutions for South Philly’s crowded schools

Posted January 10, 2019

The combined gym and auditorium at Andrew Jackson Elementary  School quickly filled up Wednesday night with parents concerned about the...

https://thenotebook.org/articles/2019/01/10/parents-at-jackson-demand-solutions-for-south-phillys-crowded-schools/?fbclid=IwAR0ThcxT8WxjkXfNmBZAflDwmGUb556lDkW8B3J_m-poQMygktRV_pRyhdg

Shawmont School honored by Philadelphia Home and School Council

Posted May 13, 2018

The Philadelphia Home and School Council has honored Principal McGrogan of Shawmont School with the distinguished 2018 Principal Partnership Award!...

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/roxborough/shawmont-school-honored-philadelphia-home-school-council

Philadelphia Home and School Council « CBS Philly 

Posted February 3, 2015

Group Of Philadelphia Parents Speaks Out Against Standardized Tests In School. A small but vocal group of Philadelphia parents is spreading the word about ...

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/02/03/group-of-philadelphia-parents-speaks-out-against-standardized-tests-in-school/

New leadership for Home & School Council - Philadelphia Public ... 

​Posted Sep 25, 2002

The Philadelphia Home and School Council, the citywide umbrella organization for the 163 official Home and School Associations in...

thenotebook.org/articles/2002/09/25/new-leadership-for-home-school-council

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