Imagine a school where classes are organized not by subject but by project ...
A school created not by administrators but by teachers fed up with the status quo ...
A school where kids from a city's toughest neighborhoods are given the opportunity to experiment and the freedom to fail.
In West Philadelphia, that school is a reality. It's called the Workshop School.
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About 450 young poets from around the country are in Philadelphia as part of the 17th annual Brave New Voices competition and conference. Fifty teams from as many cities around the country will face off in a tournament of performances in 10 venues around the city.
The Philadelphia team was assembled by Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement, a year-round poetry workshop and mentoring program that has won the Brave New Voices Grand Slam twice – in 2007 and 2011.
Katy Morris, an 8th-grade algebra and geometry teacher at Welsh Valley Middle School in Narberth, is out to revolutionize how teachers experience the evaluation process.
This past school year, Pennsylvania adopted a new statewide teacher evaluation system – due in part to an incentive in the federal Race to the Top school accountability competition.
Summer reading program kicks off Monday. Daily News
The challenge for Superintendent Hite. Notebook