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Coalition to District, PFT: make teacher equity a priority

A coalition of over twenty community organizations in Philadelphia is calling on the School District and the teachers' union to ensure that current contract negotiations include strategies to address the uneven distribution of experienced, certified teachers throughout the school system.

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Field trips on, bus safety to be addressed

A decision made by District officials to cancel class trips involving buses for all preschool students surprised many early childhood educators last December.

Officials made this decision after to learning the District was violating new federal and state laws that govern what child restraints are required when school districts transport preschoolers, forcing the District to navigate through a maze of "conflicting interpretations" of these government regulations.

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