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Linwood Bellamy (right) hands his son, Kareem Bellamy, 20, his lunch bag as he loads into the taxi that will take him to school. An increasing number of Philadelphia students are relying on cabs to transport them to and from school. (Emily Cohen for WHYY)

Philly’s $40,000 cab ride, and what it says about modern, urban education

Despite the high cost and sketchy results, taxicabs carry more and more Philadelphia students to school each year.

Philly’s $40,000 cab ride, and what it says about modern, urban education

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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