Melanie Bavaria

Melanie Bavaria is a freelance writer and videographer covering education issues as well as refugee and immigrant populations in Philadelphia.
Recent Articles

After finding his passion at The U School, student takes fight for social justice to NYU

Anthony Rivera has already made two films.

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'Crazy. And that's the excitement of it.'

The U School principal and teachers found that it's not easy to create a school that depends on breaking all the rules.

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'What is your dream? What wakes you up in the morning? What keeps you up at night?'

Argelis Minaya-Bravo, a U School senior, channels her intensity into activism.

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In Anchorage, principal first focused on the staff

Deanna Beck wanted to create a sense of community among the teachers in her school.

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Making a comeback

After a rocky start, LINC is forging its own path as an "innovation" school.

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SLA takes its learning approach to the masses

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An unprecedented partnership

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The evolving Philadelphia high school

The District’s innovation schools use a problem-solving approach to learning. Such a significant shift has not been easy.

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Combating violence: students take the issue into their own hands

U School students mentor younger peers and encourage artistic expression. The program grew out of the Aspen Challenge.

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School gardens address hunger issues and promote healthy food

They also can foster connections with community members, from neighbors to experts.

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