A panel of longtime Philadelphia public school supporters will be speaking next week about the problems facing the District and what the 2015 mayor and City Council candidates can do to solve them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.