6,000 Philly kids could be excluded from school if they don’t get vaccinations; school sites opening for shots

Even if students do not return to school buildings this year, the district must exclude those who lack vaccinations or a state exemption from the immunizations.

For Taryn Stinson and Matt Burlick, slowing down a bit to savor life

“I realized how much I care for Matt; it made me appreciate the things in my life. I felt like our marriage got stronger because I had to do a lot of self-reflection.”

For Taryn Stinson and Matt Burlick, slowing down a bit to savor life

“I realized how much I care for Matt; it made me appreciate the things in my life. I felt like our marriage got stronger because I had to do a lot of self-reflection.”

School is digital, kids are overwhelmed. How do you manage screen time in the COVID era?

Philadelphia and Cherry Hill School Districts in recent weeks adjusted the amount of time students are spending in front of computers.

School is digital, kids are overwhelmed. How do you manage screen time in the COVID era?

Philadelphia and Cherry Hill School Districts in recent weeks adjusted the amount of time students are spending in front of computers.

If my kid has the sniffles, does the whole family need to quarantine?

What do I do if my kid gets a runny nose or a cough? Do they need to stay home from school? Does the whole family have to quarantine? How do I know if it’s a cold or the coronavirus?

If my kid has the sniffles, does the whole family need to quarantine?

What do I do if my kid gets a runny nose or a cough? Do they need to stay home from school? Does the whole family have to quarantine? How do I know if it’s a cold or the coronavirus?
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Pennsylvania charter group aims to expand schools with a $30 million grant

Lenny McAllister, executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, said there is unmet demand for more charter options in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia teachers facing first strike vote in decades after contract talks with district fall short

“The district has decided that they are unwilling, at this time, to resolve our one year contract extension,” PFT president Jerry Jordan wrote to his members.

Cyber charter enrollments are surging. School districts are picking up the tab.

Some charter leaders say they’ve been turning families away because they can’t scale up quickly enough to accommodate more students.

How to hire a babysitter during the pandemic

We're in the yellow phase. So can you hire a babysitter? Here's how to assess the risk.

10 offbeat day trip destinations near Philly

Cowtown Rodeo, Diggerland, Crystal Cave and Wolf Sanctuary of PA are all solid day trip options during the pandemic.

In the pandemic, Halloween is the latest culture war

“A lot of people are saying, ‘I’m not doing it.’ ... Then, other people are like, ‘It’s not that big of a deal! Can’t the kids have just one thing?’ ” It’s causing conflict, but sparking creativity.

It’s another packed week of fall outings for Philly families, from scarecrow walks to ‘spooky’ golf

Fun things to do with kids this week also include free croquet lessons at Cliveden and the livestreamed kickoff to Bella Vista's annual Da Vinci Fest.

Only four months into their relationship, they took a gamble and quarantined together

In mid-March, they gambled on potential and committed to quarantine together rather than ride out the pandemic alone.

12 Halloween events and attractions in Philly worth visiting this year

We’ve rounded up a dozen Halloween attractions in Philly to help you celebrate the holiday, ranging from the kid-friendly to the possibly paranormal.

12 Halloween attractions near Philly including haunted hayrides, spooky drive-thrus, scarecrow walks and more

We’ve rounded up a dozen Halloween attractions near Philadelphia — from the family-friendly to the truly scary — all within about 80 miles of Center City.

To do this week: How to be heard

Be heard. First up: make a plan to vote. We have advice on how to do it safely. And we also have tips on what to do when you’re being interrupted.

These Philly-area museums and attractions have reopened

Today, you can enter a giant beating heart at the Franklin Institute, walk through a rainbow of blooms at Longwood Gardens, explore a mosaicked wonderland at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, and more.

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