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Photos taken by two former teachers at Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter School show water drawn from drinking fountains at the school in June of 2016. (Photos provided)
Philly school knew about toxic lead in drinking water but kept parents in the dark

Recent testing uncovered high lead levels at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in North Philadelphia. Parents say they should have been told sooner.

Philly school knew about toxic lead in drinking water but kept parents in the dark

What connects Philadelphia with Pittsburgh? Altoona with Allegheny National Forest? Harrisburg with Happy Valley? Amish Country with Coal Country?

Quite a lot, actually.

While most media in the state focus locally, Keystone Crossroads explores the stories that matter across the commonwealth, reported with all Pennsylvanians in mind. Four public media newsrooms are collaborating on this project to create in-depth and insightful journalism on key topics that reverberate from the Statehouse to the streets and back again: government accountability, public education, changing communities, and criminal justice.

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