Month: March 2022

An Organic and Unfiltered Podcast by Youth

An Organic and Unfiltered Podcast by Youth When we started this project, our goal was to produce a six-episode podcast to be an audio version of the articles. Along the way, however, we realized it was profoundly moving and educational to hear the testimonies of the young people of color who were interviewed for the…

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Critics say Pennsylvania school funding does real damage to children

Critics say Pennsylvania school funding does real damage to children Norristown, Pottstown prime examples of state’s inequities in case before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. By EMMA RESTREPO |PUBLISHED: February 4, 2022 at 8:08 p.m. | UPDATED: February 4, 2022 at 8:43 p.m. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of four articles written for the disParities…

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Neighboring districts show funding disparities

Neighboring districts show funding disparities Minority schools suffer worst gaps, have least opportunities By EMMA RESTREPO |PUBLISHED: February 10, 2022 at 2:53 p.m. | UPDATED: February 12, 2022 at 7:08 p.m. Editor’s Note: This is the second of four articles written by Emma Restrepo, reporter for the disParities Media Project of Children First. Pottstown and…

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Staff diversity in schools can help students of color

Staff diversity in schools can help students of color By EMMA RESTREPO |PUBLISHED: February 16, 2022 at 5:47 a.m. | UPDATED: February 18, 2022 at 9:14 p.m. Editor’s Note: This is the third of four articles written by Emma Restrepo, reporter for the disParities Media Project of Children First. NORRISTOWN — Christopher Jaramillo, 28, is…

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Inequity also found on the path to college

Inequity also found on the path to college Students in under-funded districts don’t get same college readiness resources as wealthier districts By EMMA RESTREPO |February 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of four articles written by Emma Restrepo, reporter for the disParities Media Project of Children First. Ivianna Littles graduated…

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