Kensington: Organization Unites Community To Save Classrooms And Empower Educators

Kensington: Organization Unites Community To Save Classrooms And Empower Educators

Over the past few years, the educational funding crisis in Philadelphia has continued to cut jobs and important programs while class sizes have grown, leaving many classrooms with a lack of basic resources and a teacher to student ratio of 16 to 1. Philadelphia school budgets began being cut in 2011, when the Philadelphia School […]

 

Education: GEAR UP Helps Students Plan for Life After High School

Education: GEAR UP Helps Students Plan for Life After High School

In a low-income district also struggling with major budget cuts, the GEAR UP program’s goal is to increase the number of Philadelphia students that attend postsecondary institutions. The highly competitive GEAR UP grant, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, provided a six-year grant to service seven high-poverty middle- and high schools […]

 

Education: Five Types of Schools in Philadelphia

Education: Five Types of Schools in Philadelphia

Figuring out the various types of schools in Philadelphia can be complicated for newcomers and longtime residents alike. Whether public or private, each type of school has the goal of student success in mind, although the path toward that goal may differ. Here are five types of schools within the city limits and a guide to […]