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Penn Sets Standard For Teaching Entrepreneurship To Neighborhood Students

More than 25 years ago the Wharton School created a program to impact the surrounding area and involve business students in local high schools.


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New Head of Phila. Bar Association Stresses Importance of Public Service

“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”


Wilt Chamberlain of Overbrook High School, circa 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Credit: Charles T. Higgins/NBAE via Getty Images. Copyright 1956 NBAE)

Overbrook High School Gymnasium Gets A Facelift

The walls in the halls outside Overbrook’s aging gymnasium have received a fresh coat of orange and black paint, supplies and manpower courtesy of a nearby Lowes. Athletic Director Robert Miller is depending on the kindness of neighbors to complete the estimated $115,000 project by the end of next summer.


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10 Students In Custody After Brawl At Overbrook High School; 3 Injured

The incident was reported at about 10:15 a.m. in a third-floor hallway.


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Students Arrested After Fight At Overbrook High School

The School District of Philadelphia says one student and two school police officers suffered minor injuries.


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3 Phila. Students Invent Smartphone Exercise App That Follows Your Heartbeat

The three students designed an app that reads your pulse, then plays songs appropriate for your heart rate.


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2 Charged In Murder Of Overbrook High School Student

Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of Bernard Scott, a 17-year-old Overbrook High School student who was shot and killed in a playground right across the street from the school.


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Overbrook High School Remembers Sophomore At After School Vigil

At Overbrook High School, students and faculty gathered for an after school vigil today in memory of Bernard Scott, the popular sophomore who was shot and killed last week after gunfire erupted during a fistfight.


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Nutter Says Gun Death of Overbrook Student Keeps Spotlight On Gun Control

“I’m angry anytime anyone gets hurt in this city, whether it be by guns or any other method. You know, it’s about violence. It’s about the culture of violence, and a mindset in that regard,” the mayor said.


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Students React To Fatal Shooting During Brawl Near Overbrook High

An Overbrook High School student was shot and killed in a playground right across the street from the school.


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High School Student Attacked With Stun-Gun Speaks Out

Video of a junior at Overbrook High School being brutally attacked is making the rounds on social media sites. Police are now looking to identify the attackers and charge them with aggravated assault.


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91 Philadelphia School District Police Officers To Lose Their Jobs

Ninety-one school police officers will lose their jobs in the School District of Philadelphia. Because of that, 25 schools in the district will no longer have an officer stationed inside the building.