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Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

With all the negative attention education in Philadelphia receives, the community forgets about the different opportunities laced throughout the city. While there are endless programs serving the area’s youth, there are an abundance of classes and workshops available to all ages and skill levels. From arts education to STEM concepts, Philadelphia is a hub for […]

 

Frankford: Hold Harmless Policy is Holding Back Education Funding for Frankford Schools

Frankford: Hold Harmless Policy is Holding Back Education Funding for Frankford Schools

Education funding in Philadelphia is arguably the most hotly debated topic in the city. For local Frankford schools, it has been a crippling issue even though enrollment rates in Philadelphia schools has declined by more than 25 percent in the past decade. One funding policy in particular that many believe has been harmful to Philadelphia schools is […]

 

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 […]

 

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Olney: Music School Serves as Cultural Beacon for Residents

Situated on the crowded commercial blocks of Olney dwells one of the last bastions of music education in the community. The Gibson School of Music and Arts seeks to preserve musical tradition in the community through inspiring its youth by teaching them the value of the creative arts. This year marks the institution’s 20th anniversary. According […]

 

Germantown: Businessman Joe Martin Carries Out his Vision for a More Idyllic Neighborhood

Germantown: Businessman Joe Martin Carries Out his Vision for a More Idyllic Neighborhood

While Germantown still has a need for improvement, the community has come a long way in the past few years. As owner of Acclaim Academy and chairman of the Germantown Special Services District, Joseph Martin has impacted the community in more ways than one. From striving to make the streets cleaner, to implementing murals to […]

 

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 […]

 

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Logan: Catholic High School Offers Healthy Meals Through Eatiquette

Most school lunch programs aren’t very health-conscious. Things such as chicken nuggets, frozen pizza and hot dogs are typical daily menu items in a high school lunchroom. The Vetri Foundation wanted to change this and find a way to deliver fresh and healthy and fresh food to schools throughout the Philadelphia area. In 2011, renowned […]

 

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers degree programs in design, media arts and culinary arts, but it’s the fashion program that makes the school a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Current student Imani Ligon has had internships with designers like Oscar de la Renta and Anna Sui thanks to the help of one of her teachers. […]

 

Chinatown: An Educational Anchor in The Community

Chinatown: An Educational Anchor in The Community

Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School is an anchor in the North Chinatown/ Loft District. The school, which is located on Callowhill Street near 10th, has helped to establish the area as a neighborhood and strengthens the identity of the Chinatown community. FACTS was founded in 2005 by Asian Americans United. It accepts students from kindergarten to eighth […]

 By Rhonda Elnaggar

Juniata Park: Saint Lucy’s Offers New Tools for the Visually Impaired

Juniata Park: Saint Lucy’s Offers New Tools for the Visually Impaired

As students worked quietly in the classrooms at Saint Lucy’s, Principal Sister Lisa Ann Lettiere walked briskly down the hall towards one of the classrooms in the back of the school. “There are 40 students in the school,” she said with a smile. “We do something different every day, but today the students are working […]