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Center City: Teacher Talks Chalk

“The beauty of this idea is in its simplicity,” said David Simnick, 23, a first-year social studies teacher at Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia through the Teach for America program. “We want to […]

Center City

Center City: Hacking at Hive76

The walls of the Hive76 headquarters are lined with part bins containing all types of electronic doodads from circuit boards to transistors in a kind of organized chaos that bespeaks the organization’s Do It Yourself […]

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Technology: Bridging the Digital Divide

According to a recent National Telecommunications and Information Administration report, 40 percent of Americans do not have broadband access. In Philadelphia, that number is slightly higher–48 percent, according to the Philadelphia Division of Technology. The […]