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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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Lane Johnson Makes Generous Donation To Support Philadelphia School District

A Philadelphia Eagle is among the generous donors pledging support to the School District of Philadelphia on this Giving Tuesday.

In front of students from the F. Amadee Bregy School in South Philadelphia, Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson announced he is donating 100 percent of his new clothing line “Follow my block” LJ65, to the fund for the School District of Philadelphia.

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School District graduation rate rises

There were all sorts of noises coming from the students in the auditorium at Lincoln High School – raised voices, non-stop chatter — sounds most school administrators typically frown on, especially when hosting the mayor and the superintendent of schools.

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Philly's Central High gets $10M gift for major expansion

Attending Central High School affected Joseph M. Field’s life profoundly, but he never forgot that the public school that shaped him had one major shortcoming, even when he attended in the late 1940s: It lacked a proper performance space for its many promising musicians.

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Symphony for a Broken Orchestra City-wide effort fixing over 1,000 Philadelphia School District instruments

Is it possible to create a world-class performance using only broken instruments? Find out at this once in a lifetime musical event composed for the School District of Philadelphia’s hundreds of broken instruments on Sunday, December 3rd in the historic 23rd Street Armory.

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One Way to Fix Broken School Instruments: Call a Composer

Parents are used to hearing that school budgets are putting the squeeze on activities like music and sports. But rarely has a solution to such a problem been as elaborate and artistic as the “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra.”

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New Crowdfunding Tool Allows Donors To Help Individual Philly Schools

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new crowdfunding tool will help match the needs of individual Philadelphia schools with people who want to help pay for them.

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Crowdfunding for Philly schools? Here's how regular folks can buy basketball hoops and computers for city kids

Muñoz-Marin Elementary kids play on a big stretch of blacktop that has two backboards but no basketball hoops. Principal Ariel Lajara wants to buy them, but that costs $650 he doesn’t have.

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Support Our Schools this Holiday Season

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from a list of eligible organizations--select The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and .5% of your purchase will be donated to the Fund.

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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.

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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Guide to Fundraising & Grantwriting for Schools

The Office of Grant Development (OGD), a department within The School District of Philadelphia, is proud to offer a Guide to Fundraising and Grantwriting for Schools to help principals, teachers, parents and school communities.

The Guide is tailored to meet the unique priorities of Philadelphia Public Schools based on needs specified by school and community members. OGD proudly supports schools and administrative offices in securing available resources for enriching educational opportunities for students in line with the District’s current guiding document, Action Plan v3.0.  

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