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Olney: United Out of Diversity

It’s different here. Seven miles north of City Hall and almost a mile east from Broad Street lies Olney. The city’s grid system has broken down, with the Roosevelt Boulevard zooming to the south. After […]

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Olney: ASPIRA Works With Olney Charter High to Achieve Higher Success

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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