West Philly H.S. Students Mark Passage Through 'TOP' ProgramAbout 70 freshmen at West Philadelphia High School were honored for their completion of the Teen Outreach Program.
Cole Hamels' Foundation Underwrites More Projects For Area SchoolsStudents 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.
Man Stabbed Multiple Times Outside West Philadelphia High SchoolPolice are investigating the stabbing of a man multiple times outside a high school in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.
Local Non-Profit Awards Scholarships To Young Social ActivistsThe Hardy Williams Education Fund awarded scholarships to six students in Philadelphia interested in careers in government, law or social action.
Philadelphia School District Sells Property For $1The Philadelphia School District has sold two historic buildings -- one for a lot, one for a little.
West Philly High School Team Spotlighted For Its Super-High-Tech AutomobileThe 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.
West Philadelphia HS Students Honored For Work On Hybrid CarsThe students from the Hybrid X Team at West Philadelphia High School are being honored with the Next Generation Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics Magazine.
A Fresh Start For A Philadelphia School District Steeped In ControversyAfter a tumultuous summer that saw the buyout of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, a new school year begins today for Philadelphia public school students.
University City District Helping To Link Residents With Local JobsThe 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.
Students Ask City Council To Keep Anti-Violence Programs In SchoolsWith 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.
Alumni Spanning Many Years Gather To Celebrate 100th Anniversary At West Philadelphia HighWest 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 BehaviorTo 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.