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Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? purpose

May 11, 2021 9:00 am

Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

No state yet requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but how states manage other vaccines and exemptions can help us think about how a COVID-19 vaccine requirement might work, says guest columnist Kristine Bowman.
What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis? purpose

Apr. 7, 2021 3:27 pm

What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis?

Local universities and schools offer open access teaching resources and frameworks for environmental sustainability and resilience, says columnist Eric Hartman.
UPenn will be contributing $100M to Philadelphia’s school district over the next 10 years. But is that enough? purpose

Nov. 19, 2020 11:00 am

UPenn will be contributing $100M to Philadelphia’s school district over the next 10 years. But is that enough?

It's a start, say PILOTs advocates, but short of the $40 million a year the university would owe if it paid property taxes.
Temple University’s COVID outbreak left North Philadelphia’s Black community ill-equipped and uninformed purpose

Sep. 24, 2020 12:25 pm

Temple University’s COVID outbreak left North Philadelphia’s Black community ill-equipped and uninformed

Neighborhood leaders paint a picture of a vulnerable community imperiled, not only by COVID-19, but by students' risky behavior and a university plan that didn't include them.
UPenn faculty calls on board of trustees to reverse their position on PILOTs at meeting tomorrow purpose

Sep. 23, 2020 11:53 am

UPenn faculty calls on board of trustees to reverse their position on PILOTs at meeting tomorrow

More than 1,000 faculty and staff members are urging Penn to pay 40% of what it would owe in property taxes to the Philadelphia public schools as a matter of social, economic and racial justice.
GoFundMe seeks to help Temple University’s international teaching assistants purpose

May 13, 2020 11:12 am

GoFundMe seeks to help Temple University’s international teaching assistants

Unable to travel home thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, or take on temporary off-campus jobs due to visa restrictions, international student workers face 'total poverty,' according to the TUGSA members who started the crowdfunding effort.
Temple’s graduate workers ask for COVID-19 related changes to contract. University says it’s sticking to the old agreement purpose

Apr. 15, 2020 8:18 am

Temple’s graduate workers ask for COVID-19 related changes to contract. University says it’s sticking to the old agreement

TUGSA AFT Local #6290 members say that without the proposed changes, the graduate employees will face "a minefield of financial and healthcare uncertainty."
These are Philadelphia’s 25 biggest nonprofits by income funding

Jan. 16, 2020 11:51 am

These are Philadelphia’s 25 biggest nonprofits by income

The University of Pennsylvania has been number one every time we've published this list. But there have been other changes....
The 25 biggest nonprofits in Philadelphia funding

May 15, 2017 1:59 pm

The 25 biggest nonprofits in Philadelphia

By income, according to GuideStar and including universities and hospitals. Here's what surprised us about this list and what didn't.
Here’s who won Wharton’s biggest impact investing competition yet results

Apr. 12, 2017 11:58 am

Here’s who won Wharton’s biggest impact investing competition yet

Nearly 600 students attended the annual event, up from 125 last year, and they were so talented that judges chose six finalists, instead of five.

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