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Jen Kinney curates WHYY’s recommendations for things to do in the Philadelphia region.

Her stories have also appeared at Next City, Philadelphia Magazine, High Country News, and elsewhere.

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Supporters of arming teachers in classrooms claim victory in Schuylkill County in board election

"I still stand by, the only thing that’s going to stop a gun is a gun.”
By Jen Kinney/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. school board president banned from Olympic sports for sexual misconduct against a minor in the 1980s

Larry Wittig resigned from the board in 2017 after the Philadelphia Inquirer first published the allegations, but he remains school board president of the Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County.

By Jen Kinney/Keystone Crossroads

‘Shooting people is deescalation’: Three days with teachers training to use guns in schools

Arming teachers to prevent or lessen the death toll of mass shootings is a controversial proposition, and the training teachers receive before being authorized to carry guns in the classroom is one of the biggest sources of debate.

By Jen Kinney/Keystone Crossroads