Philadelphia Education Fund
A high school senior who overcame an overwhelmingly rough home life has been honored by the Philadelphia Education Fund.
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.
There are many programs and courses offered in the Philadelphia area, both free and for a fee, that can help prepare you for SAT and ACT tests.
The report by the National Council on Teacher Quality comes at a time when the district is negotiating a new contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
The School District of Philadelphia on Tuesday launched a series of public meetings as it begins the process of permanently closing dozens of school buildings.
Data from the National Endowment for the Arts shows fewer children are getting exposure to the arts, whether at school or elsewhere. The report in Education Week cites the decline for African American and Hispanic youth as “alarming.”
The Philadelphia Education Fund has used money from foundations, government grants and individuals to train teachers and make college more accessible for students.