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Pennsylvania schools making plans to spend pandemic windfall

In Pennsylvania, the largest cities collected the most in federal pandemic relief money, with the 130,000-student Philadelphia public schools receiving nearly $1.8 billion, or 10 times more than any other district.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania schools to get $4.9B in federal pandemic aid

School districts must use at least 20% of the money to address learning loss from the pandemic as well as support the “social, emotional, and academic needs of underrepresented students.”

By The Associated Press

What the new child tax credit means for you

Instead of simply reducing the tax burden, the credit will be dispensed in periodic payments to people who qualify, functioning sort of like a version of temporary universal basic income for families with kids.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

President Biden highlights Black-owned businesses during first official trip to Philly area as president

The entrepreneurial spirit is a big deal in Chester, a formerly industrial city of 34,000 that has been facing declining population and loss of local businesses for decades.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY