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West Philly H.S. Students Mark Passage Through ‘TOP’ Program

About 70 freshmen at West Philadelphia High School were honored for their completion of the Teen Outreach Program.


(Heidi and Cole Hamels, far left and far right, present a ceremonial check to representatives of West Philadelphia High School.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Cole Hamels’ Foundation Underwrites More Projects For Area Schools

Students at West Philadelphia High erupted in cheers as Heidi Hamels announced the $8,700 grant to their school, one of six new Hamels Foundation gifts — totaling $51,000 — to area schools.


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Man Stabbed Multiple Times Outside West Philadelphia High School

Police are investigating the stabbing of a man multiple times outside a high school in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Attiyah Burgess (left) with her mother. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Non-Profit Awards Scholarships To Young Social Activists

The Hardy Williams Education Fund awarded scholarships to six students in Philadelphia interested in careers in government, law or social action.


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Philadelphia School District Sells Property For $1

The Philadelphia School District has sold two historic buildings — one for a lot, one for a little.


(The EVX GT, the car the entered by West Philadelphia High School students in the X Prize competition.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

West Philly High School Team Spotlighted For Its Super-High-Tech Automobile

The PBS program “Frontline” on Tuesday night profiles the “Hybrid X” team from West Philly High, which two years ago beat 90 of 111 teams in a $10-million global competition for cars that get more than 100 miles per gallon.


The Hybrid X Team with one of their cars. (File photo)

West Philadelphia HS Students Honored For Work On Hybrid Cars

The students from the Hybrid X Team at West Philadelphia High School are being honored with the Next Generation Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics Magazine.


(The new West Philadelphia High School building.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

A Fresh Start For A Philadelphia School District Steeped In Controversy

After a tumultuous summer that saw the buyout of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, a new school year begins today for Philadelphia public school students.


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University City District Helping To Link Residents With Local Jobs

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is connecting three universities and two health systems with entry-level jobs they need filled, and partners with the community to find those who can fill them.


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Students Ask City Council To Keep Anti-Violence Programs In Schools

With Philadelphia’s public schools facing a budget crisis, student leaders held a press conference Wednesday to ask City Council to keep funding for programs that decrease violence in schools.


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Alumni Spanning Many Years Gather To Celebrate 100th Anniversary At West Philadelphia High

West Philadelphia High School is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Alumni spanning from the 1930s to 2010 gathered at the school on Saturday to pay homage.



Successful Ways Schools Deal With Anti-Social Behavior

To deal with anti-social behavior, many schools today have turned to the Institute for Restorative Practices’ talk-it-out approach, creating a leadership model that fosters dialogue among students.



Two Students Arrested In Connection To Theft Of 60 Laptops

Two high school students are under arrest, accused of stealing dozens of computers from West Philadelphia High School.


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60 Computers Stolen From West Philadelphia High School

60 computers were stolen out of classrooms from a Philadelphia school. Authorities say it’s a growing trend plaguing the district and causing so many students to suffer.