Articles in the Featured Stories Category
Philadelphia is undoubtedly a hotbed for startup activity in the technology, science, health and creative field. It is an equally popular place for student entrepreneur … Read the full story >>
In response to the present economy and lack of traditional jobs upon graduation, more students are turning toward entrepreneurial endeavors, creating their own startups and, … Read the full story >>
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Tacony and Holmesburg are neighboring communities that are seeking a better future for their residents. Their missions are similar but their focuses are different. Tacony … Read the full story >>
Environment, Featured Stories, Government, Holmesburg, neastphilly.com, Northeast Philadelphia, Tacony »
Short dumping is a problem all over the city and has been a problem for years, but in Holmesburg it seems to be an issue … Read the full story >>
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A fax machine printed out a lunch order at George’s Pizza, located at Second Street and Girard Avenue in South Kensington. Employees did not take … Read the full story >>
One major, yet underexamined, issue in the publicly contentious process of closing schools is the psychological impact on young children.
More than half of the … Read the full story >>
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Mayor Michael Nutter wanted to raise additional money for schools by implementing the Actual Value Initiative in 2012. Now the mayor says AVI will be … Read the full story >>
Olney Charter High School, formerly Olney East and Olney West High School, has laid a hopeful blueprint to student success in Northeast Philadelphia. Under the management of ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania the original Olney High School has transformed into the charter that exists today with around 1,765 students from ninth to 12th grade.
With 23 school closings in Philadelphia this year alone, innovative approaches to traditional learning methods have entered into the system in attempts to rekindle the vital relationship between students and their education. By specializing educational strategies, the new Olney High has been able to help tackle the various issues associated with the link between education and poverty, including attendance and literacy ratings.
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Acción Colombia is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the growth of the Latino community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It strives to keep … Read the full story >>