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Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Low Cost, High Impact Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Parent volunteers, members of the "Bethune Brigade" We know that everyone in your school is VERY busy, especially as the end of the school year nears! There are many ways to celebrate volunteers that don’t require a lot of time or money but can really go a long way to make your school’s volunteers feel...
Family School Partnership Award Winner Julia R. Masterman: Unifying Diverse Populations

Family School Partnership Award Winner Julia R. Masterman: Unifying Diverse Populations

At Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, there is a convergence of students from all around the city. Masterman has a unique position of being both a middle and high school, and students join the school community at different points. Because Masterman’s population includes students and families from every Philadelphia neighborhood, the student body...
December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month - How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

December School Advisory Council Tip of the Month – How to Get the Community Involved in SAC

School Advisory Councils (SACs) are a beneficial platform for school stakeholders to take part in learning about and discussing school issues. The members of a SAC are not only from within the school but also stakeholders outside of the school who may have great things to contribute to the school community. Want more community representation...
Several young female students dance with their fathers in a school gymnasium with green walls and red ribbon hanging.

Family School Partnership Award Winner: James J. Sullivan School

When Renee Morley became the principal of James J. Sullivan School in 2013, she knew there was work to be done with family and community engagement. She made a commitment to the work and poured resources into making her vision a reality. Five years later, Principal Morley has achieved her goals and then some with...
Large, tall, bright room with freestanding concrete columns with tables lined in rows where students have posters and computer to present their research.

Project-Based Learning Schools hold Symposium on Mass Incarceration

Students present their research. The United States prison system, made up of county jails, state and federal prisons, and immigration detention centers, houses over 2 million people, more of its population than any other country in the world. This number has skyrocketed since the early 1970s, with changes in federal and state laws, prison sentencing,...
Five people sit around a table listening to the presenter of the International Professionals Program

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...