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Melanie Bavaria

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

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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Teachers and students embrace Black Lives Matter Week in city schools

Organizers said people in 100 schools participated. Students said the activities were affirming. The District barred coverage of in-school events.

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Philadelphia, once a pioneer in bilingual education, now lags

Part of the reason is state policy. But several schools have adopted the dual-language immersion model.

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Do international dorms at community college signal a change of mission, culture?

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Fixing CTE involves targeting middle school students

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