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Barber teachers from the Germantown-based Pennsylvania Barber School provided free haircuts to prepare students for the new school year at the Unity in the Northwest Community Celebration on Saturday, August 28. more
Teens in the PA Youth Vote summer ensemble performed their debut forum theatre show on the steps of the School District of Philadelphia. more
In March of 1987, I was a 22-year-old Peace Corps trainee, recently arrived in Thiès, Senegal. West Africa, where I planned to spend the next two years. Over the next two decades, Oumar and I always managed to see each other every few years. I more
At a meeting of the Philadelphia School Board on Tuesday afternoon, the board unanimously approved a mandate for all school staff to be vaccinated. more
The biggest challenge, and change, was communication with the parents. more
For Jessica Stein, fourth grade math and science teacher at John S. Jenks School in Chestnut Hill, one of the keys to success during the pandemic was “mass collaboration” among teachers; teachers within her school, across the Philadelphia School District and nationally in Facebook groups. more
The driver shortage began before the pandemic, and accelerated last year. There is still a gap to be filled by the beginning of the school year. more
Willa Burns and Celia Wright start their Junior year at Springfield Township High in a few weeks. more
The School District of Philadelphia’s first-ever School Bus Tour is now traveling around the city in two blue welcome back buses. more
For students and their families who attend the city’s public schools, like Houston, Jenks and Henry in northwest Philly, COVID-19 policies and protocols have been established. more
For Gerri Allen, longtime teacher of second grade boys at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), one of the greatest rewards of teaching is helping students “find the spark of wonder in their learning, something that will excite them throughout their educational careers.” more
The Philadelphia School District added a level of confusion to the Fall return to classes when they announced in May that classes would start at 7:30 a.m., a half hour earlier than 2019. And then backtracked. more
A few summers ago, Shawn Gindea noticed that finding a summer job for high school students was a challenge given that few students have substantive experience and some may be inhibited by lack of connections or even easy transportation to the job. more
The 119 members of the Class of 2021 graduated from William Penn Charter School on the morning of Saturday, June 12, in a socially-distanced ceremony that was also broadcast by livestream. more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy lower school science teacher and adventure seeker Anya Rose has been selected to take part in a Fulbright-Hays Seminar in Iceland this summer and will be on her way to the land of “Fire and Ice” on June 19. more
The May Term class hosted a free community pop-up clinic, providing safety checks and minor adjustments to get bikes ready for safe summer riding.  more
A soaking thunderstorm? Check. Soggy backpacking gear? Yes. Hiking six-to-ten miles a day? Check. Exhaustion? Yes. Exhilaration, laughter, unforgettable bonding? Indeed. more
Dr. Delvin M. Dinkins will begin in July 2022. more
This summer, the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, located on Germantown Avenue, will say goodbye to a legend. more
Zoom on Zoom  premiered as a Facebook Live event on Friday, May 7 on PMFS's  Facebook page, and is still available for viewing. more
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