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    Why Philly parents lined up at 4 a.m. to get their kids into kindergarten

    by Kristen A. Graham, Updated: January 31, 2020 The first parents got in line well before the sun rose on Jan. 27. By 4:15, four people were waiting to register their children for one of the 90 coveted spots in kindergarten classes at Greenfield Elementary in Center City. By 7 a.m., it was close to 50. Parents were eventually issued numbers based on their position in line and assigned times to come back to complete registration paperwork. “It was mass panic for no reason,"one parent said. “We’re not promoting free for everyone with public school if this is how we’re going to roll.” Another was incredulous that there is no sibling preference or ability to complete paperwork online, and upset there was no lottery at Greenfield. “You needed a network to get the inside information about the line, and flexibility with work to be able to stand out there, and then to come back later in the day to register,” the parent said. The line was more evidence of the growing demand for spots in some Philadelphia public schools and a significant long-term change in public perception of the Philadelphia School District among middle-class families. Read more at Inquirer.com.  
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    Fitler Square Neighbors Support Daytime Loading Zones Project to Reduce Traffic Congestion

    Contact: Fitler Square Neighborhood Association info@fitlersquareneighbors.org October 18, 2019 Re: Residential Area Daytime Loading Zones   At its October 10th meeting, the Board of Directors of the Fitler Square Neighborhood Association discussed the community planning issue of motor vehicle traffic congestion. Based on information shared by The Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS), independent research, and feedback from our neighbors the Board voted to Support oTIS’s ability to request installation of ‘Residential Area Daytime Loading Zones’ at the beginning and end of blocks where city planning and engineering judgment indicate these loading zones are appropriate to reduce traffic congestion. Please feel free to contact us at info@fitlersquareneighbors.org if you have any questions or if Fitler Square Neighbors can be of assistance to you. Fitler Square Neighbors belongs to all of us. We want your feedback on this and other issues in the future. ###
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