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Each month there are many events that benefit schools and students, citywide. Here we highlight a few select ones. Mark your calendar!

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FUNDAMENTALS FIELD REPORT w/ GUEST BLOGGER, PHILANTHROPIST JEFF BRANCH

The reason I chose Robert Morris School along with David Waxman of MM Partners was to give back to where it all began for me! Most times we see people donate big money to their former colleges and universities which is great, but we tend to forget where our education began.

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The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia Receives $25,000 from The Development Workshop

Today, Monday, April 16, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia will receive a $25,000 check from The Development Workshop to support projects at five schools across the city. The presentation will be made at Richard R. Wright School, which is receiving a portion of the funds to purchase school uniforms.

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Can one business improve schools with a single donation? It's happened before | Opinion

As the director of the nonprofit that raises funds to support Philadelphia’s public schools, it’s hard not to be in awe of the San Francisco company Ripple and its $29 million donation last week to the educational crowdsourcing site DonorsChoose.org. The result? More than 35,000 teacher requests were instantly fully funded.

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Philly school kids go on field trip thanks to Lane Johnson T-shirt sales

The Eagles' Super Bowl victory is the gift that keeps on giving to school kids in Philadelphia. The birds' post-season success has taken a charitable effort by offensive tackle Lane Johnson to a whole new level.

FOX 29's Bruce Gordon has the story.

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Who are Philly's top principals?

The Lindback Foundation’s 2018 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Leadership Awards are scheduled to be given out to top Philadelphia School District principals Thursday at the Prince Theater in Center City. The prize comes with $20,000 for each educator’s school. Here are the winners, chosen by a committee of district staff and Lindback Foundation trustees from over 50 applicants across the city. 

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Keeping Philly Schools Heart Safe

On Tuesday April 3rd, The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and a team of world renowned Philly DJs will host our KEEPING THE BEAT happy hour. The main event, a listening party, will be held from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at CODA (1712 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103) in Center City Philadelphia followed by an extended mixer. GET TICKETS HERE.

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FUNDAMENTALS FIELD REPORT w/ GUEST BLOGGER, STUDENT ADVOCATE TAMIR HARPER

I am a student and a soon to be product of the Philadelphia public school system. I have gone through what some may say the worse of the system and the best of the system. I was born and raised in the Southwest Philadelphia part of Philadelphia.

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FUNDAMENTALS FIELD REPORT w/ GUEST BLOGGER, PRINCIPAL SHAKEERA WARTHEN

I received the request to host “The Giving Tuesday” Event at Bregy featuring Lane Johnson from The Philadelphia Eagles as I was heading home on the day before Thanksgiving. I immediately agreed to the request, all the time thinking about the joy that it would bring to our building having Lane Johnson there. There was a lot of preparation behind the scenes for this event. Everyone wanted to know what would Bregy School get for hosting.

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Eagles players Lane Johnson and Chris Long start dog mask craze ahead of NFC title game

They’re the Lords of Dogtown.

Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson and Chris Long ran off the field Saturday night with dog masks on their heads after beating the Falcons, a gimmick they came up with after oddsmakers made the top-seeded Eagles underdogs on their home field.

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Eagles' Johnson selling 'Home Dogs Gonna Eat' shirts, proceeds go to Phila. schools

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson is fully embracing the team’s underdog status heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, by selling “Home Dogs Gonna Eat” t-shirts.

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We want you to be informed and empowered collaborators with us and The District — working together to build and sustain initiatives that help Philadelphia public schools thrive and students succeed.

Cochran Firm Scholarship Awards Program

The Cochran Firm, Philadelphia believes access to affordable higher education is essential to promoting justice and equality.

In honor of our firm’s founding partner, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm, Philadelphia is pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship to help high school seniors further their education and make a positive impact in the community.

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Adopt-A-School

 If you are ready to do more than contribute to a school through Philly FUNDamentals, adopting a school with us is easy.

It requires a commitment of $30,000 over a three year period and can also include volunteering, sponsorship, and/or in-kind support.

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