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SRC meeting tonight: Hite to present Action Plan 3.0

By the Notebook on Mar 19, 2015 04:00 PM

Don't forget, there's a School Reform Commission meeting tonight. Superintendent William Hite will be presenting Action Plan 3.0, his newest transformation blueprint for the District. It's an action meeting, so the SRC will be voting on resolutions. You can find a draft of them here. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. To view it live, head over to PSTV's live stream

Seminar to help girls bound for college and womanhood

By Shannon Nolan on Jan 13, 2015 02:16 PM

A goal-planning seminar for high school females transitioning to college this year will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St., in Philadelphia.

Phenomenally U: Girl! Get Your Goals Right in 2015” was created to help college-bound women make a smooth transition from high school. Lacey C. Clark, author of Phenomenally U: A Young Woman’s Guide to Being Safe, Smart, and Successful in College, will host the event, providing strategies, encouragement and “practical” support.

PCAPS to launch campaign for community schools

By Payne Schroeder on Nov 19, 2014 04:45 PM

The Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools will launch its campaign for community schools on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Center City.

As a member of the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, which is a confederation of parent, youth, and community organizations, PCAPS will host a community meeting at 4 p.m.

Similar events are set to occur in 20 other cities across the country as part of the alliance's week of action.

Fair on Wednesday to focus on historically Black colleges

By Shannon Nolan on Nov 18, 2014 11:04 AM

A free college fair hosting historically black colleges and universities will be held at School District headquarters, 440 N. Broad St., on Wednesday, Nov. 19. It's open to all college-bound students and their families.

The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black College and Universities College Fair will bring more than 40 college admissions professionals who are interested in recruiting students from high schools and community colleges. The fair will run from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

“[This] College Fair is very important because students and parents can learn how HBCUs have educational programs, financial packages, and scholarships that fit the need of students from diverse ethnic, economic, and academic backgrounds,” said Barbara Bernard, executive director of the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Inc.

A discussion on making Philly family friendly

By Shannon Nolan on Oct 29, 2014 12:48 PM

Millennials have been responsible for much of Philadelphia’s recent population growth. Tonight, Next City will hold a discussion on how the city can be improved for those already living here, while encouraging others to take up residence in the city.

The panel discussion is called “Making Philadelphia Family Friendly” and it is the first in a three-part series on topics chosen to help enhance Philadelphia’s future. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Moore College of Art & Design auditorium, 1916 Race St. An RSVP is required to attend.

Free fall workshops on restorative practices

By the Notebook on Oct 14, 2014 09:53 AM

Three workshops this fall will offer the chance to learn about restorative practices, a method of improving classroom learning environments and creating safer schools.

The one-day professional development workshops will be offered at the School District's Education Center at 440 N. Broad  St. from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on three Saturdays: Oct. 18, Nov. 8, and Dec. 20. The workshops are free to parents, students, Philadelphia residents, and staff of community organizations who live in Philly.

Thanks to everyone who helped the Notebook celebrate 20 years

By the Notebook on Jun 11, 2014 05:07 PM

Thanks to the more than 300 people who turned out for the Notebook's 20th anniversary event on Tuesday, June 10, at University of the Arts. The event celebrated the Notebook's growth and impact since its launch in 1994 as an in-depth, independent education newspaper committed to advancing quality and equity.

Technology forum continues Saturday at High School of the Future

By the Notebook on May 2, 2014 02:48 PM

by Dan Hampton

The Educator Forum, where educators submit projects showing how they engage students with technology, continues Saturday at High School of the Future in West Philadelphia.

Seeking memorabilia from 20 turbulent years

By Paul Socolar on Apr 28, 2014 02:14 PM

As part of the Notebook's June 10 celebration marking 20 years of publishing, we are assembling a collection of memorabilia that illustrate and illuminate these turbulent years in the Philadelphia public schools and the efforts to improve them. We're inviting Notebook readers to lend or donate objects to display at our June 10 event.

All-city high school music festival tonight

By the Notebook on Mar 10, 2014 02:03 PM

More than 400 student musicians from the city's public schools will perform tonight at the Kimmel Center for the annual All-Philadelphia High School Music Festival.

Kevon Clowers, a senior from the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, will showcase his talent on the trombone as winner of the citywide concerto competition.    

The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

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