Boys Latin Charter School

(Students at a JAG class at Boys' Latin Charter School, in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Nationwide School-To-Career Program Takes Roots in Philadelphia

“Jobs for America’s Graduates” is a national program that operates in 34 states, with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania coming on board this month.


(Schools superintendent William Hite speaks to a charter school group urging more school funding.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Charter Schools Urge City and State To Increase Education Funding Citywide

Charter operators and district officials gathered at Boys’ Latin Charter School, in West Philadelphia, to join in the push for city and state money to fill the district’s $304-million budget gap.



A Lesson In People Watching

Carly Ackerman, a teacher at Boys’ Latin Charter School in Philadelphia is teaching her 10th grade composition students about ethnography…not by reading, but primarily by field work.


(Credit: Michelle Durham)

Program Gives Local At-Risk Minority Boys A View of Successful Lives

Officials from the What It Takes Foundation have gathered the area’s most successful professionals to help put 200 students on the same path to success.


(Photo by Tony Hanson)

6 Students Hurt In West Philly Melee

At least six students were injured in West Philadelphia just as the school day was beginning at nearby West Catholic High School.