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Philly Healthy Schools Initiative

Since 2015, Parents United for Public Education has been working towards ensuring Philadelphia’s schools buildings are safe, warm, and inviting for students, staff, and communities. We helped to expose the serious facility and health issues existing in our schools with Inside Philadelphia’s filthy schools aired on Aljazeera America. We joined the Philly Healthy School Initiative … Continue reading

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The “Poor People’s Campaign and its connection to local control 50 years later

MLK Day Speech, Kendra Brooks Prepared for POWER’s A People’s Call to Action January 15, 2018   Four years ago, my community won a fight for public education in this city. This was a fight between the haves and the have-nots for control of a community treasure — a “school”– Edward T. Steel school. Since … Continue reading

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Statement on the Dissolution of the School Reform Commission

  Parents United for Public Education celebrates Mayor Kenney’s announcement that the School Reform Commission will dissolve, returning our public schools to local control. We applaud the Mayor for joining grassroots parents, students, and teachers of Philadelphia by standing on the right side of history. This is a historic victory for the wellbeing and dignity … Continue reading

Voices of the People: Our Vision for Our Children, Our City, and the Future of Public Education
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Voices of the People: Our Vision for Our Children, Our City, and the Future of Public Education

The educational experience and environment we envision for our children is diverse, dynamic, and democratic. We want our schools and school system to honor children as full human beings. We want schools that honor and support the experiences of our children, including true respect for and understanding of the need for trauma-informed and culturally relevant teaching and learning. We want schools that respect different learning styles and foster inter-generational learning relationships and environments. Continue reading

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Parents United suit against PA Dept. of Education establishes a defined process to file & investigate complaints

(This press release was published by our attorneys at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.  Read more about why we filed here. The full filing is published below.) Pa. Department of Ed. Establishes First-Ever Curriculum Complaints Process Pennsylvania parents have new pathway to ask the state to investigate curriculum deficiencies The Pennsylvania Department of Education … Continue reading