The EDDY Awards, which celebrate the achievements of prominent Philadelphia public school supporters, will be held tonight at WHYY, 150 N. Sixth St.
Seven recipients will be honored for their contributions to the city's school system by the Philadelphia Education Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on improving teacher training and the college and career readiness of students.
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The Philly High School Fair will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Armory at Drexel University. The fair, which is open to parents and students, will provide information about admissions criteria, academic resources, extracurricular activities, and other special programs at more than 80 public, private, charter and Catholic high schools throughout the city.
Earlier this summer, Young Involved Philadelphia, an incubator of civic-minded leaders, argued that the nascent Philadelphia renaissance powered by educated millennials flocking to the city was endangered. To remain dynamic, the group said, the city must retain these future parents; Philadelphia's public school system, continuously in crisis, threatens to drive young people away now more than ever.
YIP is hosting a discussion on the current crisis in Philadelphia's public schools and where to go from here.
Teacher, artist, and Notebook cartoonist Eric Joselyn will be honored by the Philadelphia Folklore Project for his artistic contributions to social justice at a "Birthday Bash" event to be held at the Painted Bride Art Center Saturday night.
by the staff and students of the Philadelphia Student Union
On June 11, the staff and students of the Philadelphia Student Union will be attending the Notebook’s “Turning the Page for Change” event. We will be there both to support the work of the Notebook and to support all the incredible youth media that the Notebook highlights.
AxisPhilly will hold the second of its Schoolhouse Watch forums tomorrow to discuss the fate of University City High School. Solomon Jones will moderate a panel that includes City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and civic and business leaders from the area.
Community members are encouraged, as part of the ongoing project, to register, attend, and engage with area experts and leaders in a conversation on how best to use the 23 school facilities that will close down later this summer.
The forum will take place at 4 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 3500 Baring St. You can also watch the forum live.
Today is National Teacher Day, and this afternoon 59 Philadelphia teachers, one from each District high school, will receive the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
The honorees will join Superintendent William Hite, School Reform Commissioner Wendell Pritchett, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan, three trustees from the Lindback Foundation, and others for the celebration, which will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Prince Music Theater.
Youth United for Change will hold its 22nd annual award ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 7. The theme for this year’s event is “Defending Public Education.” American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten will be the keynote speaker.
As a union leader, Weingarten has advocated for partnerships with parents and students around reforms that improve public school education nationwide. In March, she joined hundreds of teachers, students, parents, and other public school advocates outside District headquarters in Philadelphia to protest mass school closings. She later was arrested, along with 18 other protesters, after an organized attempt to block School Reform Commission members from entering a meeting to vote on which schools would be shuttered.
Teacher Action Group Philadelphia and the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools will hold the 4th annual Education for Liberation Curriculum Fair and Citywide Summit on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Folks Arts and Cultural Treasures charter school.
The theme for this year’s curriculum fair and summit is “Flipping the Script in Philadelphia.”
Interested in improving your computer skills? As part of Comcast Cares Day and Philly Tech Week, the School District of Philadelphia, Comcast, and KEYSPOT are co-sponsoring a free Digital Resource Fair tomorrow, April 27, for students and families.