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Johann Calhoun is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Philadelphia. Throughout his career, he has been committed to local news and to serving local communities. Johann is a former senior editor at The Philadelphia Tribune, with stints at The Courier Post in South Jersey and the Bucks County Courier Times. He has taught computer assisted reporting as an adjunct instructor at Temple University and has served as a regional director for the National Association of Black Journalists and chapter president for the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

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Are Philly schools heading back to normal? Teachers union says not so fast.  

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‘Music can help us heal’: Philly students express dealing with COVID, racial injustice in album 

A music project at Hill-Freedman World Academy amplifies students’ perspectives on recent challenges — from the pandemic to racialized violence.

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New COVID guidance for Philly schools includes 5-day quarantine

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Philly schools partner with Black Doctors Consortium to get more Black and Latino students vaccinated

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In dramatic turnaround, most Philadelphia schools will be in-person this week

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‘It’s made planning nearly impossible’: Philly teachers scramble in district’s partial return

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Union scoffs at new COVID guidance as Philly schools go virtual for snow 

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Philly health secretary insistent on in-person learning despite calls to go virtual  

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‘This is not the way to handle things’: Teachers and parents say Philly’s partial reopening of schools is chaotic 

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Amid COVID surge and staffing shortage, 81 Philly schools will shift to remote learning