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After the Storm: A Father and Son Rebuild in Philadelphia

In late September of last year, Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. At that point, Maria had reached Category 4 strength, the second strongest classification a hurricane can receive. Winds reached over 175 mph, bringing flooding and destruction. Over 100 lives were lost because of Hurricane Maria, more than half of those in Puerto Rico...

Parent Spotlight: Sana Hassan, Robert B. Pollock Elementary School

Signs welcoming families to Pollock. Robert B. Pollock Elementary School has an incredibly diverse student body. The school serves grades K-6 and is located in Northeast Philadelphia. About 642 students attend Pollock, and the student body speaks over 26 languages, and Pollock prides itself on diversity and inclusion. The staff recognizes that their school serves...

Multiculturalism in Education: Indonesia

Philadelphia is an incredibly diverse city, and its schools have students from all around the world. With such a multicultural school district, how do you educate students in a way that that honors and gives a voice to all of their cultural experiences? Indonesia is a great example of an entire nation that is doing...

Volunteering Around the World: Singapore

Marina Bay, Singapore. Singapore prides itself on having a strong and competitive education system.  Students in Singapore are the world’s best test takers, particularly showing strong performance on math and science exams compared to the rest of the world. This success can most likely be attributed to the extremely intense and competitive nature of the...

Literacy Around the World: Germany

Berlin, Germany Every month, Focus on FACE takes an in-depth look into Family Engagement around the world. For this month’s focus on literacy, we’ve decided to take a trip to Europe and learn more about literacy and reading in the home of a country that created a word we’re very familiar with in the United...

FACT Course Spotlight: The Welcoming Center

International Professionals Program The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, located in Center City, works to streamline services and resources for new immigrants in order to make it easier for them to gain access to everything they need to be successful in their transition to the United States. The Welcoming Center was founded by Anne O’Callaghan...

Last modified: March 19, 2018