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Andrew Wolf, the Springside Chestnut Hill math teacher who was arrested and charged with multiple child exploitation offenses on Oct. 7, is being held without bail in federal detention while new … more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is proud to host an informative and timely conversation for the community about the current crisis in Afghanistan featuring two expert panelists with deep ties to the … more
The 100th Anniversary activities for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy were scheduled for last year, but like many other things, the schedule changed. more
The artworks in this exhibition, created individually and collectively by Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students of the classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023, reflect their feelings, thoughts, and accomplishments during the year forced away from their classmates. more
Turnout was strong at the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s cocktail party/fundraiser at Market at the Fareway on Sunday night. The event, which featured a tasting menu provided by various vendors, wine and beer, and live music, was held to raise funds for the CHCA and the Jenks school playground. more
The ants go marching one by one… down Germantown Avenue! Be on the lookout for some ants along the stone wall as you stroll past the playground at the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. more
Black students made up 33 percent of Central’s and 31 percent of Masterman’s student bodies during the 2011-12 school year. By the 2019-2020 school year, those numbers had dropped to 20 percent for Central and fifteen percent for Masterman.. Superintendent William Hite said the change is designed to address that gap.  more
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Andrew Wolf, 41, a teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, on charges related to child pornography.  more
On Tuesday, September 28th, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School opened its doors to host a High School Open House for students deciding on their next academic step. more
Amilyn Rose Thomas, a senior at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, was chosen to represent the United States at the United Nations Day of General Discussion on Sept. 16. more
The hallways are buzzing once again at the Springfield Township High School, as students settle in for a second week of in-person classes to start the 2021-22 school year. While the building is at … more
Barber teachers from the Germantown-based Pennsylvania Barber School provided free haircuts to prepare students for the new school year at the Unity in the Northwest Community Celebration on Saturday, August 28. more
Teens in the PA Youth Vote summer ensemble performed their debut forum theatre show on the steps of the School District of Philadelphia. more
In March of 1987, I was a 22-year-old Peace Corps trainee, recently arrived in Thiès, Senegal. West Africa, where I planned to spend the next two years. Over the next two decades, Oumar and I always managed to see each other every few years. I more
At a meeting of the Philadelphia School Board on Tuesday afternoon, the board unanimously approved a mandate for all school staff to be vaccinated. more
The biggest challenge, and change, was communication with the parents. more
For Jessica Stein, fourth grade math and science teacher at John S. Jenks School in Chestnut Hill, one of the keys to success during the pandemic was “mass collaboration” among teachers; teachers within her school, across the Philadelphia School District and nationally in Facebook groups. more
The driver shortage began before the pandemic, and accelerated last year. There is still a gap to be filled by the beginning of the school year. more
Willa Burns and Celia Wright start their Junior year at Springfield Township High in a few weeks. more
The School District of Philadelphia’s first-ever School Bus Tour is now traveling around the city in two blue welcome back buses. more
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