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    • Adia Onyango, a New York-based chess instructor and professional player, visited the 2017 Girls Chess Camp. |ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships
Eyes on the Street

Chess, and the power of girls to identify themselves as leaders

Bobby Fischer once famously said, “Chess is life.” In the city of Philadelphia, these words take on more truth than their simple appearance. It is because of this truth that over…

    • George Matysik

City Council candidate: Give the PPA back to Philly

At-large City Council candidate George Matysik recently released one of the first issue white papers of the 2015 campaign, introducing some outside-the-box education ideas. Matysik, 33, is currently the government relations…

    • Ken Trujillo

Ken Trujillo calls for new direction in 2015 Mayoral campaign kick-off

Over the din of mid-morning traffic on the sunny, windswept gateway to the Philadelphia School District building on North Broad Street, Ken Trujillo announced his candidacy for Philadelphia Mayor in front…

    • Rendering: 1100 Block of Chestnut

July 28: Local taxis embrace e-hailing | Wolf on state's education funding share | Clamors for transportation choice | Philly as blight fighting model

In an interview with the Associated Press, Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf proposed increasing the state's share of education funding to 50%, up from 32%. (For context, the recent high was 44%…

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    • Delaware River marina, photo by Phillytrax
Eyes on the Street

April 5: Penn's Landing Park | stalled Enterprise development project | Nutter on education | First Friday Weekend

Happy Friday Streeters!  It is almost hard to imagine a green park stretching over I-95 and connecting Old City with the waterfront, but the new Penn's Landing Park project is indeed…

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Holy Family, Archbishop Ryan announce education partnership

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catholic Education announced Wednesday a partnership between Holy Family University and Archbishop Ryan High School. Ryan students who graduate with a GPA of at least…

    • Powelton Village
Eyes on the Street

Feb 6: Corbett announces more funding | Philly keeps shrugging | Less pollution, less money | Rain barrels get splash of color

Good morning Streeters. We have a little morning buzz for you this Wednesday.  Yesterday Governor Corbett gave his much anticipated 2013-2014 budget address. As Philadelphia schools continue to close and infrastructure…

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Ryan students video conference with former MLB pitcher for book program

Students and faculty at Archbishop Ryan High School had the opportunity last week to video conference with former major league baseball pitcher and author Jim Abbott, who was born without a right…

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New website to help parents choose a school in Philly

Many Philadelphia parents want to take advantage of the city's varied school options but feel they need better information. The Philadelphia School Partnership wants to help. PSP, along with Mayor Michael…

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Two charter schools take up residency at St. William's parish

The students of St. William's parish won't return this year, but the classroom bells are still ringing. After closing its doors for good in June as part of an archdiocesan-wide…

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Once slated for closing, St. Hubert's joyfully opens for new school year

  Many Philadelphia Catholic school students are back in class this week. The first day back to school wasn't always a certainty. One Day One at St. Hubert's High School for…

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Philly diocese turns Catholic high school management over to foundation

Closing schools, selling properties -- the Philadelphia Archdiocese's economic woes have been well documented. Now, in a nationwide first, archdiocese leaders hope to rejuvenate the city's catholic education system by handing…

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First Philadelphia Charter granted renewal

Despite concerns from some School Reform Commission members, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School's charter has been renewed. It was one of five charters renwed Friday, and the biggest approved expansion.…

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High school students invited to submit videos about 'what makes Northeast Philadelphia special'

Flickr image/ephemeralarts What makes Northeast Philadelphia special? Rising high school sophomore, juniors and seniors are invited to submit videos in line with that theme for a video contest held by Northeast…

    • MyHighSchoolGuide.com lets Philadelphia students see all their public high school options and qualification requirements.

Developers pool data to help students weigh public high school options

MyHighSchoolGuide.com lets Philadelphia students see all their public high school options and qualification requirements. For middle school students looking into their high school options, the School District of Philadelphia has 60…

    • Comly Elementary School students got a peek at their new outdoor classroom Thursday. Photo/Office of Rep. Brendan Boyle

Comly Elementary School gets an outdoor classroom

Comly Elementary School students got a peek at their new outdoor classroom Thursday. Photo/Office of Rep. Brendan Boyle Pa. Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-170th, in partnership with Tidy Cats, was at…

    • Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps

School Reform Commission opts not to turn Creighton Elementary into a charter

Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps Supporters of seven struggling Philadelphia schools packed School District headquarters Thursday night to learn their futures. Five-year old Diamond Waters was…

    • Fox Chase School (A) and the Arts Academy at Rush (B) will get more seats in September. Image/Google Maps

Fox Chase School, Arts Academy at Rush to add seats

Fox Chase School (A) and the Arts Academy at Rush (B) will get more seats in September. Image/Google Maps The School District of Philadelphia announced yesterday it plans to add more…

    • Solis-Cohen (A) and Pollock (B) schools are two of Philadelphia's top 12 feeder schools for Masterman High School. Image/Google Maps

Two Northeast schools among the handful that send the most students to Masterman

Solis-Cohen (A) and Pollock (B) schools are two of Philadelphia's top 12 feeder schools for Masterman High School. Image/Google Maps Getting into the  Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Center…

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