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Jesse Mell, the city school district’s drumline coordinator, wants to grow the program until it’s in every school. This year, for the first time, the district will offer drumline as a summer program.
The district’s top safety official stressed that schools remain “the safest place” for students.
Supporters say getting students interested early in fields like coding is crucial.
Brent Johnstone and Akeiff Staples started FathersRead365 from scratch five years ago and worked hard to expand its reach.
It also approved a billion dollars in financing for major building upgrades.
Both the SRC and the Board of Education have voted to revoke ASPIRA's charters for Stetson and Olney. The issue has been tied up for years. The third charter vote includes conditions, which may not be enforceable.
"How many more people have to die before you step up?" a student asked.
The Philadelphia educator and social entrepreneur focused on big-picture problems, founding several nonprofit organizations.
The bill is part of a larger package aimed at reforming Pennsylvania's charter school system.
A Penn student started the program to help others like her.
Wister turned over to Mastery. Great Oaks pulls out of Cooke. No votes on the nonrenewal proposals for Audenried, Vare, Olney and Stetson. And, oh yes, District hires Kelly to provide substitute services.
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