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West Philadelphia: Libraries “Plant A Seed” That Brings Success And Literacy For West Philly Children

West Philadelphia: Libraries “Plant A Seed” That Brings Success And Literacy For West Philly Children

Out of the 339 schools within the Philadelphia School District, only eight have full-time paid certified librarians. Louis Lozzi, a Philadelphia native and teacher said that the lack of library funding in the school system has been an issue since he began his teaching career 15 years ago. “I’m used to being in schools without […]

 

Oxford Circle: With New Curriculum At Carnell, Students Focus On Solutions

Oxford Circle: With New Curriculum At Carnell, Students Focus On Solutions

Laura H. Carnell Elementary School was one of four schools given approval by the School District of Philadelphia to redesign the academic structure of their school. The other schools are Chester Arthur Elementary, Jenks Academy for the Arts & Science and Tilden Middle School. Project Based Learning (PBL), through the national curriculum organization Expeditionary Learning (EL), is […]

 

Kensington: A Greener Schoolyard for Hackett Elementary

Kensington: A Greener Schoolyard for Hackett Elementary

Within the next few years, the schoolyard at Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School will no longer be known as a sea of asphalt, but rather as an educational landmark filled with greens and opportunities the entire community can enjoy. The efforts stem from the combined work to revitalize the schoolyard from the School District of […]

 By Colin Kerrigan

Strawberry Mansion: Nutrition Lesson For Kids at L.P. Hill Elementary School

Strawberry Mansion: Nutrition Lesson For Kids at L.P. Hill Elementary School

“I am green on the outside, red and juicy on the inside,” Laura Alminde said as she quizzed Lacey Yoder’s first grade class at L.P. Hill Elementary School. “I have seeds but you don’t want to eat them. What am I?” The students looked around at each other, a little puzzled, until someone got the […]