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.
This summer, Shakespeare in Clark Park is presenting The Winter’s Tale every day between July 29 and Aug. 2. The free show will entertain audiences with the comic and tragic story about royals Leontes and Polixenes. The show features established Philadelphia actors alongside blossoming child actors.
P.M. at the P.M. comes back to the Penn Museum on Wednesday for a night of dancing and music from El Caribefunk, a band from Colombia who blends Caribbean music with funk and salsa. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and is free for kids under 6 and museum members, $10 for older non-members.
National Senior Citizens Day is Aug. 21. To celebrate the golden-agers in our lives, let’s take a look at three books that prominently feature elderly characters.
In a touching book that examines the concepts of generational history, oral tradition, memory, and love, Grandpa Green, by Lane Smith, sweetly portrays the story of a boy and his great-grandfather.
In the old Kensington High School building, two distinct schools have their own budgets, principals and classes. There's even a physical barrier, a kind of wall between the two spaces.
Essence Whiting, a rising sophomore at one of the schools, Kensington Urban Education Academy, said there are doors in the wall, but students stay on their own sides. She said she prefers Kensington Urban -- which has just over 300 students -- and relationships she has there over her old middle school, where the grades were three times as large.
New school administrator has past controversies. Daily News
Before reform, fund properly. Daily News
Philadelphia’s Tax Delinquency Epidemic Rages On. Philly Mag
Philly Student Union looks to community to raise funds for new space. West Philly Local
Teaching preschoolers to use computers — along with their parents. Hechinger Report
Pennsylvania schools represent a growing chunk of the school districts that have the most desperate finances in the country, according to one credit rating agency.
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the credit of eight Pennsylvania school districts since March, and it says the worst of those aren't likely to recover anytime soon.
Teachers aren’t widgets. Post-Gazette
A group of real estate investors from Bethesda, Maryland, are betting big on Philadelphia schools — the closed ones, anyway.
In the next few months, Concordia Group expects to close on a deal to purchase five school buildings put up for sale two years ago when the Philadelphia School District was trying to raise money through real estate sales. The former schools, in Pennsport, Point Breeze, Port Richmond and Germantown, had all been shut down. According to the School District, Concordia is expected to pay $6.8 million for the five buildings.
Sweating under the midday sun, nine Republican lawmakers from Southeast Pennsylvania took Gov. Wolf to task on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse for what they called "campaign" tactics during budget negotiations.
As the state's budget deadlock stretches into its fourth week, the governor's administration and Republican legislators are each engaging in a campaign to sway public opinion about spending. In an unusual move, relatively moderate Republicans in the Philadelphia suburbs called out the governor for messaging that they say isn't fair.
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has fined the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers $1,500 for contributions to City Council candidate Helen Gym in violation of the city's campaign finance law.
Political committees are permitted to give candidates for municipal office no more than $11,500 per year. The board found (and the PFT admitted) that the union's political committee gave Gym's campaign twice that, routing a second contribution through the committee of the American Federation of Teachers' Pennsylvania chapter.
The network plan: Who are the new additions to the School District? Philadelphia Student Union
Looking for affordable summer activities for kids in Philadelphia? Here’s a great list of upcoming activities this week – free museum trips, outdoor movie screenings, music festivals, and more.
A hip living space designed for teachers. Inquirer
'Hunger doesn’t take a vacation' Notebook
GOP 'majority of majority' rule could test any budget deal. Lancaster Online
Next up for No Child Left Behind: Senate-House negotiations. Washington Post
For two tumultuous years, an alarming number of schools in the School District of Philadelphia opened with new principals at the helm. This year, there have been far fewer principal departures.
It’s lunchtime at the Gesu School summer camp, and Laura Weatherby, who leads the summer meal site there, calls up kids by class. Students file one by one to the front of the room to get their cartons of milk and boxed lunches. Today’s meal: carrots, an apple, a cheese stick, and a soy nut butter and jelly sandwich.
Weatherby carefully tallies the number of kids who take a box to make sure no one misses a lunch, provided free of charge to students.