Philly parents push back against in-person learning

With the winter break fast ending and Hite adamant that in-person learning would continue amid the current surge of Omicron cases, several parents’ groups, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand, organized petitions and sickouts — plans to hold their children out of school — demanding their voices be heard. | From: Metro Philly (Read more.)

Community and Family

Letter from Fairmount

Forty-eight hours after the unspeakable tragedy of the deadly house fire in Fairmount—my neighborhood—it feels pointless to try to find new words about it. Truth is, there were no good words to begin with. What can anyone say about losing 12 lives—including eight children—in a house fire, on a pretty block, on what was supposed to be a normal winter morning? | From: The Citizen (Read more.)

Community and Family

Where to get free smoke detectors and batteries installed in Philly

The American Red Cross and Philadelphia Fire Department provide Philly residents with free smoke alarms, batteries, and installation assistance. The Red Cross offers installation during the day, and the Philadelphia Fire Department can install smoke detectors at whatever time is best for residents. You can submit a request for a free smoke detector and batteries using the links below. | From: Kensington Voice (Read more.)