Registration opened Aug. 4 and will continue through Aug. 29. Families will be given support to complete the new student registration process at the District’s Multilingual Assessment Center (MAC).
The district hopes to acquire the buses right before the start of the new school year.
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A young Latina student from Northeast Philadelphia has been awarded the United Health Foundation Scholarship to pursue a health care career.
Raised in Juniata Park neighborhood, Sophia Barrios is a sophomore majoring in biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University.
Fluent in English and Spanish, the 20-year-old student intends to become a doctor of osteopathic medicine to serve underrepresented communities, particularly children.
Una joven latina del noroeste de Filadelfia será beneficiada con la beca ‘Diverse Scholars Initiative’ de United Health Foundation, que le permitirá incursionar en el campo de salud.
Criada en el área de Juniata Park, Sophia Barrios actualmente es estudiante de segundo año en la Universidad Penn State en el campo de salud bioconductual.
Bilingüe en inglés y español, la estudiante de 20 años planea convertirse en una doctora en medicina osteopática para servir a comunidades de minorías y específicamente a niños.
Un esfuerzo que inició hace 20 años, la Beca del Dr. José Castillo regresa para brindar reconocimiento a algún estudiante destacado de origen mexicano.
El Centro Cultural Mexicano (CCM) anunció esta semana la apertura de la convocatoria para esta beca que se otorgará al candidato ganador durante el Festival de la Independencia de México el domingo 14 de septiembre de 2014.
El beneficiario recibirá $1.000 para sus estudios universitarios.
The Dr. Jose Castillo Scholarship will be awarded once again this year in recognition of an outstanding student of Mexican descent.
The Mexican Cultural Center (MCC) announced that applications for the scholarship will open this week. The fund will be awarded to the winning candidate during the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Sept. 14, 2014.
The recipient will receive $1,000 for undergraduate studies.
Originally from Mexico, Dr. Castillo arrived in Philadelphia in 1970 and lived in the city for almost 40 years.
Un nuevo estudio local evidenció que los padres adolescentes que residen en Filadelfia enfrentan barreras al tratar de accesar servicios médicos para sus hijos.
El último informe enfocado en esta problemática publicado por la organización ‘Public Citizens for Children and Youth’ (PCCY), y se titula “How Does Access to Childcare Affect High School Completion in Philadelphia’s Multiple Pathways to Graduation Programs?”.
A new local report found that teen parents trying to earn their diploma face long wait times and major barriers to access child care.
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) released the study “How Does Access to Childcare Affect High School Completion in Philadelphia’s Multiple Pathways to Graduation Programs?”
“Of all students, teen parents face the greatest need to earn a diploma and get a job, but they are getting shortchanged by the state,” said Donna Cooper, Executive Director of PCCY.
Una organización local está lista para llevar a la Comisión de Reforma Escolar (SRC) a la Corte Suprema de Pensilvania. Abogados que representan a William Penn Development Coalition presentaron una demanda contra la SRC en busca de medidas cautelares y un juicio declarativo contra esta comisión.
A local organization is ready to take the Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) to court. Attorneys representing the William Penn Development Coalition filed a suit at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against the SRC.
The suit was brought in direct response to the SRC’s vote to sell William Penn High School to Temple University. Back in June the SRC declared the school permanently closed and designated it as unused property and sold the school for $15 million.
Ante el peligro inminente de más despidos de maestros, menos recursos y un mayor número de estudiantes por clase en el Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia, el alcalde Michael Nutter y el senador estatal Anthony Williams aplaudieron los esfuerzos partidarios que han permitido el avance de la propuesta SB 944.
University of Pennsylvnia has been opening its doors on Tuesdays throughout the summer for academic lectures during the World Cafe's happy hour.
As Philadelphia schools lose support staff, the district discovered that more students need support than previously thought — one in five high school students have been through child services, the criminal justice system or both.
A Los Angeles judge ruled that teacher tenure violates students' rights to education, a ruling that could impact cities like Philadelphia with powerful teachers' unions.
The Computer Science Collaboration between Julia de Burgos elementary school and Villanova University, partners eighth graders with faculty and undergraduates who specialize in computer sciences. Currently running in its 16th year, the program allowed de Brugos students to visit the campus and receive training on computer viruses, hardware, software and source code.
the first time, the University of California has admitted more in-state
Latino students into their freshman class than whites.
In a majority of states, daycare costs more than college, causing many women and some men to choose to stay at home rather then pay thousands a year for child care.
New organization, the Caucus of Working Educators, has launched a website that gives teachers a platform to reveal the true conditions of Philadelphia school in solidarity.
Last year, 30,000 students across the country took the Advanced Placement computer science test. In 22 states, there were no Latina students. In eight there were no Latinos altogether.