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Hill-Freedman World Academy students created a music project that amplifies their perspectives on the challenges of the ...
01/23/2022
‘Music can help us heal’: Philly students produce album

Hill-Freedman World Academy students created a music project that amplifies their perspectives on the challenges of the past two years, from the pandemic to racialized violence

Hill-Freedman World Academy students created a music project that amplifies their perspectives on the challenges of the past two years, from the pandemic to racialized violence

Hill-Freedman World Academy students created a music project that amplifies their perspectives on the challenges of the ...
01/22/2022
‘Music can help us heal’: Philly students produce album

Hill-Freedman World Academy students created a music project that amplifies their perspectives on the challenges of the past two years, from the pandemic to racialized violence

Hill-Freedman World Academy students created a music project that amplifies their perspectives on the challenges of the past two years, from the pandemic to racialized violence

At Bronx International High School, Vanessa Spiegel is teaching students to grow fresh produce for themselves and to hel...
01/22/2022
How I Teach: An urban farm takes root at a Bronx high school

At Bronx International High School, Vanessa Spiegel is teaching students to grow fresh produce for themselves and to help fight food insecurity in their community.

At Bronx International High School, Vanessa Spiegel is teaching students to grow fresh produce for themselves and to help fight food insecurity in their community.

Christina Mendoza talked about how she incorporates her grandpa’s army experience into lessons, and what she learned fro...
01/21/2022
Accidental teacher: The zigzag path from PE sub to award-winning educator

Christina Mendoza talked about how she incorporates her grandpa’s army experience into lessons, and what she learned from tribal elders in Arizona.

Christina Mendoza talked about how she incorporates her grandpa’s army experience into lessons, and what she learned from tribal elders in Arizona.

Around 50 students and staff at Paul Robeson High School got vaccine and booster shots Tuesday through a district partne...
01/21/2022
Philly schools partner with Black Doctors Consortium to get more Black and Latino students vaccinated

Around 50 students and staff at Paul Robeson High School got vaccine and booster shots Tuesday through a district partnership with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium aimed to improve vaccination numbers for Black and Latino students

Around 50 students and staff at Paul Robeson High School got vaccine and booster shots Tuesday through a district partnership with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium aimed to improve vaccination numbers for Black and Latino students

At Bronx International High School, Vanessa Spiegel is teaching students to grow fresh produce for themselves and to hel...
01/21/2022
How I Teach: An urban farm takes root at a Bronx high school

At Bronx International High School, Vanessa Spiegel is teaching students to grow fresh produce for themselves and to help fight food insecurity in their community.

At Bronx International High School, Vanessa Spiegel is teaching students to grow fresh produce for themselves and to help fight food insecurity in their community.

PA education secretary Noe Ortega testifies at fair funding trial that the state cannot reach its goals for post-seconda...
01/20/2022
Pennsylvania doesn’t spend enough on schools, state education secretary testifies

PA education secretary Noe Ortega testifies at fair funding trial that the state cannot reach its goals for post-secondary enrollment and completion without investing more in K-12 education.

PA education secretary Noe Ortega testifies at fair funding trial that the state cannot reach its goals for post-secondary enrollment and completion without investing more in K-12 education.

Christina Mendoza talked about how she incorporates her grandpa’s army experience into lessons, and what she learned fro...
01/20/2022
Accidental teacher: The zigzag path from PE sub to award-winning educator

Christina Mendoza talked about how she incorporates her grandpa’s army experience into lessons, and what she learned from tribal elders in Arizona.

Christina Mendoza talked about how she incorporates her grandpa’s army experience into lessons, and what she learned from tribal elders in Arizona.

Philadelphia’s health department released new COVID guidelines for schools, including lowering the quarantine period for...
01/20/2022
New COVID guidance for Philly schools includes 5-day quarantine

Philadelphia’s health department released new COVID guidelines for schools, including lowering the quarantine period for students and staff from 10 days to five if certain mitigation standards are met.

Philadelphia’s health department released new COVID guidelines for schools, including lowering the quarantine period for students and staff from 10 days to five if certain mitigation standards are met.

Around 50 students and staff at Paul Robeson High School got vaccine and booster shots Tuesday through a district partne...
01/19/2022
Philly schools partner with Black Doctors Consortium to get more Black and Latino students vaccinated

Around 50 students and staff at Paul Robeson High School got vaccine and booster shots Tuesday through a district partnership with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium aimed to improve vaccination numbers for Black and Latino students

Around 50 students and staff at Paul Robeson High School got vaccine and booster shots Tuesday through a district partnership with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium aimed to improve vaccination numbers for Black and Latino students

PA education secretary Noe Ortega testifies at fair funding trial that the state cannot reach its goals for post-seconda...
01/19/2022
Pennsylvania doesn’t spend enough on schools, state education secretary testifies

PA education secretary Noe Ortega testifies at fair funding trial that the state cannot reach its goals for post-secondary enrollment and completion without investing more in K-12 education.

PA education secretary Noe Ortega testifies at fair funding trial that the state cannot reach its goals for post-secondary enrollment and completion without investing more in K-12 education.

From our archives: “He was great, and he was good. He taught peace and brotherhood.” #MLK #MLKDay
01/18/2022
Brooklyn kindergartners learn about the civil rights movement and MLK Jr.

From our archives: “He was great, and he was good. He taught peace and brotherhood.” #MLK #MLKDay

Since the students are so young, teachers have mostly focused on King’s promotion of peace and his legacy, rather than the more violent aspects of the American civil rights movement.

MLK asked if education was "fulfilling its purpose." We asked readers for their thoughts. Here's what they said. #MLK #M...
01/17/2022
Readers reflect on MLK’s early thoughts on education

MLK asked if education was "fulfilling its purpose." We asked readers for their thoughts. Here's what they said. #MLK #MLKDay

MLK asked if education was ‘fulfilling its purpose.’ We asked readers for their thoughts.

From our archives: “He was a strong leader and fought for our rights. He brought peace. But there are still problems. Ma...
01/17/2022
Living out the legacy of Dr. King, as told by three Memphis students

From our archives: “He was a strong leader and fought for our rights. He brought peace. But there are still problems. Maybe I can help.” #MLK #MLKDay

Some Memphis students were center stage during Wednesday's commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Others missed school to witness the day's events.

From our archives: “It’s always a privilege and honor to teach students who look like me. My teaching is about bringing ...
01/17/2022
Despite challenges, Martin Luther King’s legacy lives on at namesake school in Philadelphia

From our archives: “It’s always a privilege and honor to teach students who look like me. My teaching is about bringing the greater consciousness of who we are with extra care and cultural responsibility.” #MLK #MLKDay

Khym Lawson remembers when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, and recalls the widespread grief and riots that followed in Philadelphia. "I remember we...

After nearly half of its schools went remote this week, the Philadelphia school district announced Friday that just eigh...
01/17/2022
District announces eight schools shift to virtual next week

After nearly half of its schools went remote this week, the Philadelphia school district announced Friday that just eight schools will be virtual next week.

After nearly half of its schools went remote this week, the Philadelphia school district announced Friday that just eight schools will be virtual next week.

This year, almost a decade after graduating high school, Tapiwa Mzumara will earn an associate degree in biotechnology. ...
01/17/2022
Indianapolis scholarship pays off college bills, giving students another shot at a degree

This year, almost a decade after graduating high school, Tapiwa Mzumara will earn an associate degree in biotechnology. Here's what it took for her to return to college — and what it could take for others as well. #HigherEducation

Indy Achieves gives "completion grants" to local college students at Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis campus and IUPUI so they can re-enroll in higher education.

“When I have gone up there, the kids are so excited, they’re so appreciative, they’re so grateful. That alone makes your...
01/16/2022
How students at this rural Colorado charter school got lunch

“When I have gone up there, the kids are so excited, they’re so appreciative, they’re so grateful. That alone makes your heart soar.”

Federal COVID money along with help from the local school district helped a tiny Colorado charter school launch a lunch program.

Thanks to readers like you, we were able to raise $73,000 during our end-of-year campaign! The funding we generated ensu...
01/15/2022

Thanks to readers like you, we were able to raise $73,000 during our end-of-year campaign! The funding we generated ensures we can continue producing the education coverage that empowers you — our readers — with information. So, once again, thank you. 🙏✨
-Your friends at Chalkbeat

Thanks to readers like you, we were able to raise $73,000 during our end-of-year campaign! The funding we generated ensures we can continue producing the education coverage that empowers you — our readers — with information. So, once again, thank you. 🙏✨
-Your friends at Chalkbeat

After nearly half of its schools went remote this week, the Philadelphia school district announced Friday that just eigh...
01/15/2022
District announces eight schools shift to virtual next week

After nearly half of its schools went remote this week, the Philadelphia school district announced Friday that just eight schools will be virtual next week.

After nearly half of its schools went remote this week, the Philadelphia school district announced Friday that just eight schools will be virtual next week.

In school-funding trial, Philly superintendent said a lack of resources is the main reason that more Philadelphia studen...
01/13/2022
Hite testifies lack of resources holds back Philly students

In school-funding trial, Philly superintendent said a lack of resources is the main reason that more Philadelphia students do not achieve academically at high levels.

In school-funding trial, Philly superintendent said a lack of resources is the main reason that more Philadelphia students do not achieve academically at high levels.

While Philadelphia school district officials continue to shift more schools to virtual learning, teachers say the learni...
01/12/2022
Philly teachers scramble in district’s partial return

While Philadelphia school district officials continue to shift more schools to virtual learning, teachers say the learning environment for students has been disrupted. #PHLed

While Philadelphia school district officials continue to shift more schools to virtual learning, teachers say the learning environment for students has been disrupted.

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Help your community get the founding it needs for Programs and services like: supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, Medicaid, Health clinics, education, and much more. Complete 2020 Census online: Http:// my2020census.gov/, by phone: 844-330-2020, or by mail. it's easy, safe, and important
ArtWell Presents JumpstART Philly Summerfest! JumpstART 's mission is to create an outlet for joy, wellness, connection, and creation amidst the pandemic and the racial tension and injustice in our world. This series includes shows for all ages, children workshops for ages 7-12, a social action project open to all, and Instagram spotlights on Black Philadelphia Artists and community arts organizations. All proceeds from the JumpstART Philly Summerfest goes to cultivating and supporting our mission to provide underserved youth and communities in Philadelphia with empowering, multidisciplinary arts programs. To register, learn more, and donate, visit jumpstartphilly.eventbrite.com. Spread the word! July 9: ArtWell Jam $5 (Family show via FB Live) July 13: JumpstART Tent session one starts $35 (Weekly children's Workshops via Zoom). August 10: JumpstART Tent session two starts $35 (Weekly children's Workshops via Zoom). August 13: The Well 5$ (General Show via FB Live) July-August: Instagram artist spotlights August The SOCIAL Project (A social distance social action project. Details coming soon)
To keep youth connected and creative during the closures, Rock to the Future is now offering virtual music programs including Music and Art (we will mail you an art kit!), Voice and Singing, Music Theory, Guitar, Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Music Production, Remixes and Sampling, Song Analysis and Book Club. No experience is necessary and there are programs for grades 3 - 12 available. There is no cost to participate. All classes are free for Philadelphia youth! Please visit our website to sign up. Please reach out if you have questions or need help by emailing me or calling 215-302-9633. Be well and take care!To keep youth connected and creative during the closures, Rock to the Future is now offering virtual music programs including Music and Art (we will mail you an art kit!), Voice and Singing, Music Theory, Guitar, Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Music Production, Remixes and Sampling, Song Analysis and Book Club. No experience is necessary and there are programs for grades 3 - 12 available. There is no cost to participate. All classes are free for Philadelphia youth! Please visit our website to sign up. Please reach out if you have questions or need help by emailing me or calling 215-302-9633. Be well and take care!
Parents, As you may know, Immersive Technology company QuantumERA recently released a new AR360 mobile app, Gettysburg: A Nation Divided, which is currently available in the App Store. The app provides students with an immersive Augmented Reality experience about the historic Battle of Gettysburg. They will have great fun exploring and learning about a pivotal time in American History (and can recite the Gettysburg address with Abraham Lincoln himself!) The iOS app is FREE for teachers, students and families to download only for a few more days - the free download offer expires May 17, 2020. So I encourage you to download it today and let your circle of friends know, oo. You can download the app on your iOS iPhone or iPad using this link: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1495662839?pt=119022008&ct=ED01010515&mt=8 If you want a quick preview You can learn a bit about the app here! https://www.dropbox.com/s/bphyvr62vkpyqb6/Time%20Machine%20Intro%20W%20SFX%206.2.mov?dl=0 The Android version will be available in early June. Also watch for details on QuantumERA's new Gettysburg curriculum for 5th & 8th grades and Augmented Reality Character Cards, both coming soon.
Central High School Families Need Your Help!
FYI: Grant alert!
Let's get the district to at least reimburse parents for internet services. If they can secure them via the Comcast Internet Essentials program it's only $9.99 per month.
Perlow Productions, LLC is looking for one high school that’s ready to commit to a Virtual Graduation & serve as our demo video partner. Video production will be at no cost to the winning school. In 100 words or less, write or shoot a video explaining why YOUR school is the best choice for this opportunity. All entries must be submitted to [email protected] by 5 pm on Monday April 13th. PLEASE INCLUDE graduating class size & your full contact information.
Hi all! CHILD USA has put together a list of key items educators should pay attention to while interacting with students online. This guide can help ensure children's safety during quarantine. Feel free to share!
It's kind of hard to believe this virus is just a flu when Drs. and lab workers are wearing hazmat suits.
When we turn the duty of educating our young people into a Corporate Endeavor we fail our children Help Your Student Practice Thinking, Play A Round Chess
Australian Bushfire Buddies need the help of all children, please to draw a picture or send a message of support to an Australian child experiencing bushfire trauma ; you can find all the details here. Can you please share this to as many schools as possible, thank you in advance. https://www.facebook.com/groups/556095161642412/