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Independence Charter School

(Yanay, a sixth grader at Independence Charter School, stands with Marcus Allen of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Yanay spoke about her big "sister" Allison, who has been visiting and mentoring her for two years.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Gets $125,000 Donation From First Niagara Bank

Yanay, a sixth-grader, has had a Big Sister for two years. “My ‘big’ is important to me because I don’t have any brothers or sisters,” she said, “so it was nice to have that attention.”


(Kids from Independence Charter School try out Android tablet computers.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Some Philadelphia Middle Schoolers Try Their Hands at Tablet-Based Learning

A local start-up is behind a push to lower the cost for schools to add touchscreen devices to the classroom.


Independence Charter School admission lottery. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

44 Spots Up For Grabs At Independence Charter School’s Admission Lottery

Independence Charter School in Center City held it’s annual admission lottery Friday evening.


(credit: KYW's Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Students’ Entrepreneurial Skills On Display At School Bazaar

Usually we think of bazaars happening before the holidays, but the Independence Charter School at 16th and Lombard held one after.


(Credit: Cherri Gregg Mincey)

Philadelphia Charter School Lottery Leaves Many Parents Disappointed

The tension was thick in the cafeteria of the Independence Charter School at 16th and Locust in Center City.


(photo by Karin Phillips)

Philly’s Mural Arts Program Unveils A “One World” Message

The new mural, “One World,” covers a 50′ x 40′ wall that overlooks the new playground at the Independence Charter School, at 16th and Lombard Streets.