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Many U.S. kids can’t swim and are at risk for drowning

From Philadelphia Media Network: A 2017 study by researchers at the University of Memphis found that 64 percent of African American children, 45 percent of Hispanic children, and 40 percent of Caucasian children in the United States have no or low swimming ability, putting them at risk for drowning. […]

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Pa. bills would subsidize the costs of college

From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Philadelphia legislators have introduced bills in the state Senate and House of Representatives that would give low-income and middle-class students full tuition scholarships to community colleges and state-related universities. […]

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Planting a Future

West Philly’s landscaping nonprofit Green City Works trains and hires local residents to beautify their neighborhood—and gain the skills to get ahead […]