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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Naveed Ahsan
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.