Education: An Assistant Principal Helping Craft Inclusive Environments

Education: An Assistant Principal Helping Craft Inclusive Environments

Odamis Fernandez-Scheinbaum is the assistant principal at Independence Charter School. Fernandez-Scheinbaum, having worked previously as reading specialist and assessment coordinator at the K-8 community-based charter school, has been at ICS for more than 10 years. The school, located at 16th and Lombard streets in Center City, emphasizes second language acquisition and teaching students to become […]

 

Chinatown: AAU Allows Voices to be Heard

Chinatown: AAU Allows Voices to be Heard

Asian Americans United was founded in 1985 by a group of people who were college students or young adults in the late 60’s and early 70’s and had been politicized to Asian American politics. This group of young adults wanted to fight oppression against Asian Americans living in this country. AAU was formed during a […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Boys’ Latin Challenges Students to Excel

A challenging curriculum and personal investment in the young men of the Cobbs Creek neighborhood is what Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School offers to its community. Located at 55th Street and Cedar Avenue, Boys’ Latin was established in 2005 by the school’s CEO, David Hardy. Hardy had a vision of starting an all-boys charter […]

 By: Chris McAndrew and Joe Fricker

Technically Philly: String Theory School Raises the Bar for Philadelphia High Schools

Technically Philly: String Theory School Raises the Bar for Philadelphia High Schools

[vimeo 76660608] Philadelphia’s newest charter high school is revolutionizing the way in which young minds learn. The String Theory School, located at the former GlaxoSmithKline building at 16th and Vine, offers its students a top tier facility as well as an innovative and forward thinking curriculum. “We’re developing the next leaders of a creative society,” […]

 By Steven Mitchell

Northeast: After Scandal Charter School is Moving Forward

Northeast: After Scandal Charter School is Moving Forward

[vimeo 63834264] Updated April 26, 2013 The School District of Philadelphia has announced it “will not recommend any expansions of charter schools to the School Reform Commission (SRC) for the 2013-14 school year in light of a $304 budget shortfall, and the necessity for shared sacrifice among all participants in public education.”    Some charter schools in […]