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 […]

 By Lauren Hertzler

Technically Philly: School of the Future Learns From Tough Lessons, Keeps Open Mind After Budget Cuts

Technically Philly: School of the Future Learns From Tough Lessons, Keeps Open Mind After Budget Cuts

Imagine a classroom where technology is the center of learning. At Philadelphia’s School of the Future, students are expected to have a laptop by their side every school day. In 2003, Microsoft and The School District of Philadelphia paired up to create a school of the future, built to change the role of education in […]

 By Alexandra Olivier and Alexandra Myslinski

Parkside: West Park Cultural Center Strengthens Community Vitality through the Arts

Parkside: West Park Cultural Center Strengthens Community Vitality through the Arts

The West Park Cultural Center, since 2001, has become a community-based resource for residents to access local arts, education, and other engaging programs for their enjoyment. The West Park Cultural Center, located at 4021 Parkside Ave. inside the High School of the Future, has created an environment that encourages neighbors to connect through the arts. […]