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Central High School Students Attend Philadelphia Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ Starring A Central Alumnus

Central High School students studying music and the Italian language attended the final dress rehearsal of Verdi’s grand opera, Don Carlo, at the Philadelphia Academy of Music Wednesday.


(The mayoral candidates' forum was carried live from Central High School on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.  Image from PCNTV)

Central High Students’ Grilling of Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Carried Live on Cable TV

The questions, from Central’s Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

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Central High School Class Of 1944 Celebrates 70th Reunion

They’ve been getting together every single year since 1945 to catch up with one another and remember the good old days.


Judge Garrett Page administering oath to Judge Steven Tolliver. (credit: Brad Segall)

Central High School Takes Front And Center At Swearing In Of New Judge In Montgomery County

Philadelphia’s Central High School was front and center when one of Montgomery County’s two newest judges was sworn-in publicly this week in Norristown.


Stigall Show Log 1.20.14

Chris reviews yesterday’s NFL Conference Championship games, Pennsylvania’s voter ID law being struck down, and Vladimir Putin’s attempt to welcome gay athletes to the Olympics. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/20/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Corbett Sidesteps Philly Protests For SRC Announcement

As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett filled two seats on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.


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Protesters Gather At Central High; Gov. Corbett Switches Venues

The presence of protesters may have played a role in forcing Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to switch venues in Philadelphia Friday morning.


Tatiana Olmedo, guidance counselor at Central High School in Philadelphia. (credit: Tatiana Olmedo)

Philly High School Counselors Say Budget Cuts Have Led To Heavy Caseloads

At Central High School – long regarded as one of the city’s top academic magnets – there are two counselors for 2,400 students. There were six counselors last year.


(Duane Eubanks, right, teaches an instrumental ensemble class at Kensington CAPA.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Eubanks Brothers Visit Philadelphia To Teach Music Classes at CAPA

Longtime “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks and his trumpet-playing brother Duane were back in their hometown of Philadelphia, teaching master music classes at the Kensington High School for Creative and Perform Arts.


Roman Catholic's Will Fuller (credit: By Joseph Santoliquito)

A Great Showdown Looms Between Two Of Nation’s Best

Top 10 Week of Sept. 28, 2012 1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Record: 3-0. Previous Week: 1. Weeks Rated: 3.) 2. La Salle (Record: 4-0. Previous Week: 2. Weeks Rated: 5.) 3. Downingtown East (Record: 4-0. […]


(Dr. Sheldon Pavel, in file photo)

President Of Central High School In Philadelphia Retiring After 28 Years

Dr. Sheldon Pavel says after 28 and a half years as president of Central High School, it’s time to spend more time with his family.


(Pedro Ramos, in 2007 file photo)

Pedro Ramos Nominated to School Reform Commission

Governor Tom Corbett is nominating Pedro Ramos to fill a spot on the SRC that had been vacant since February.


(Dr. Sheldon Pavel, in file photo)

7 Philadelphia School Principals Get Awards For Excellence

It’s the first time the Lindback Foundation — which usually honors teachers — will be recognizing outstanding principals.