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FACTS Charter School

(Mayor Nutter and seventh grader Jimmy Ni demonstrate the proper way to exchange business cards in China.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

As Prelude To His China Trip, Mayor Nutter Visits a Chinatown Charter School

Nutter spoke about his upcoming trip to Beijing and Tianjin with Steve Coyle’s seventh-grade social studies class at the Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School, at 11th and Callowhill Streets in Chinatown.

11/29/2012

(Students Jalyn, 10, and Bryan, 12, stand in front of a mural of teachers at FACTS Charter School holding signs spelling out "Welcome Back to School."  Credit: John McDevitt)

In Some Philadelphia Schools, Classes Begin Today For Students

Summer vacation is over for many school students.

09/04/2012

(Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, before she was let go earlier this year.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Turmoil In The Schools

It’s been ten years since the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took control of the Philadelphia school system, but even those who initially supported the state takeover acknowledge a seemingly neverending torrent of problems.

11/04/2011