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Education: The Kids Aren’t Alright

Education: The Kids Aren’t Alright

The cause of Philadelphia’s failing public schools has been attributed to anything from budget stalemates in Harrisburg, to misappropriation of past federal stimulus money, to district officials determined to live above their means. Whatever the cause, the effect is the same: students are suffering. Forced to adapt to the limited resources afforded them in the […]

 

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met residents of North Philadelphia at Central High School in the first of a series of five town hall meetings taking place throughout the city. Central High, located in the Logan neighborhood, proved a fitting forum for the Monday evening meeting wherein Kenney fielded an array of questions regarding education. “It’s not […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Passion is an essential element in the development of communities in Northwest Philadelphia. Each of these individuals brings their own skill set in an effort to build a stronger community. They strive to improve their communities by instilling stability within families, reinforcing positive attitudes for children and providing invaluable guidance for adolescents. Rich Drayton (pictured […]

 By Alexis Sachdev

Olney: School District Budget Crisis Worsens Central High’s Digital Divide

Olney: School District Budget Crisis Worsens Central High’s Digital Divide

With its third week of school in full swing, Central High School‘s hallways are abuzz with student activity. Skateboarders perform tricks in one hallway, fervent studiers pour over textbooks in another. In many ways, this public high school feels like a college campus, with its freedom and vibrant eclecticism. But for as much activity fills […]

 By Nicholas Deroose and Christina Trinh

West Oak Lane: Central High School Jazz Band

West Oak Lane: Central High School Jazz Band

Sharing the desire for the glory of the jazz age, nine students from the Central High School Jazz Band performed on stage at this year’s West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival. This was the band’s first time performing at the festival. “This festival gives us a chance to play at a different venue,” 17-year-old […]