Don't let the torrid heat keep you from enjoying all the family-friendly activities Philadelphia has to offer this week. Some highlights include the Peddler’s Village Peach Festival, outdoor movie nights, and lots of chances to get kids involved in arts, science, and movement activities for little or no cost.
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It was near the end of the school year, and parent Heather McFadyen thought her honor-roll son Jonathon was doing fine as he cruised toward finishing 8th grade at LaBrum Middle School in the Northeast.
But then her phone lit up with a text message from his teacher, Sandra Knight.
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Common sense might suggest that the best early-childhood programs would do better financially.
But a new study finds that providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania have little fiscal incentive to reach for high quality.
Have you watched the Notebook documentary, Glen’s Village? Were you moved by the story of Glen’s journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the University of Pennsylvania?
The Philadelphia Public School Notebook is seeking to bring Glen's Village to a wider audience – particularly to education professionals and advocates who work with children affected by trauma. We are raising funds to distribute the film by launching our first crowd-funding campaign at http://igg.me/at/glensvillage.
Glen’s Village, produced by the Notebook and 5th Borough Films, immerses viewers in Glen's West Philadelphia neighborhood and the nearby Penn campus in University City. Although just a few blocks apart, the two communities might as well be separated by oceans. Glen's journey from being a 9th-grade troublemaker dealing crack cocaine on the streets to attending an Ivy League institution is filled with bumps, bruises, and redemption.
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Come to World Cafe Live to give kids a chance to see other kids’ talent in action at the School of Rock AllStars performance. The show is made up of young music students who have performed multiple concerts and who their school plugs as “simply some of the best young musicians in the country.” The show starts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday night in Gorgas Park is filled with fun for kids. First, there’s a kid-friendly concert by Philly band The Plants. Then, at 7 p.m. snacks and activities will be available while kids wait for the sun to go down and the screening of Big Hero 6 to begin.
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