Lorene Cary

(New SRC board member Sylvia Simms, third from right, at an event with Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, center.  Photo provided)

Community Leader Sylvia Simms Named to Philadelphia School Reform Commission

Sylvia Simms, 52, of North Philadelphia, is a former district bus attendant and the founder of the group “Parent Power.”

01/29/2013

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Report Shows Philadelphia Schools Under-Report Violent Incidents

A Blue Ribbon Commission says Philadelphia public schools are under-reporting violent incidents, and should offer more counseling to victims.

01/18/2012

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Mayor Nutter Names Novelist Lorene Cary To School Reform Commission

Cary’s novel, “The Price of a Child,” was the first “One Book, One Philadelphia” pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.

10/10/2011

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Lorene Cary’s New Book “Free” Hits Shelves Monday

“Free! Great Escapes on the Underground Railroad” is a collection of 12 remarkable tales about slaves taking extraordinary steps to escape to freedom.

09/18/2011

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It’s The 27th Annual Celebration Of Black Writing

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Let’s Have Some Serious Fun” with over 100 artists, writers, editors, publishers, scholars, spoken-word artists, playwrights, and filmmakers.

05/22/2011

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