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Juntos’ Fight For Sanctuary Schools in Philadelphia

Even in “sanctuary cities,” or cities where there is not active information sharing between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) , public schools do not always honor the comfort and well-being of their Latinx and immigrant student populations. Juntos is a South Philadelphia-based Latinx immigrant organization dedicated to “fighting for [Latinx] human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants”.


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What's Next for Athletes in COVID?

Not being able to be in school has serious implications for student athletes. Their junior and senior year is crucial for scholarships and college recruitment. These trying times are forcing student-athletes to advocate for their future like never before, from practicing alone to venturing out to other teams. These students are working harder than ever to make their life long dreams a reality. 


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The Black Student Alliance of CAPA

Senior Jasmine Brown,  Founder and current President of BSA, has been operating the club inside the walls of CAPA for two years. Black Student Alliance, a place where black students and allies can come together, providing a space of speech and equality. An environment that has become a source of empowerment pushing towards the benefit of all. 


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February’s Board Meeting Debriefing

Jemille Q. Duncan, a junior at Multicultural Academy Charter School is Policy, Data & Research Deputy Director for UrbEd. Every month he summarizes the Board of Education Action Meeting highlights for Bullhorn readers. Here's February's debrief!


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The Fate of Class of 2021's Graduation

It is possible that there will be a normal graduation similar to ones from past years, however, due to the pandemic, it is also likely they will have a graduation at the Foster stadium with significant rules such as limited attendance. He spoke about the network school office making the guidelines for the school district. Simon Gratz will pay for the graduation ceremony, including  the music, stage, and decorations.


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Meet the Grassroots Food Truck

Because Wallace and Harris are motivated by a vision for social justice, their food truck not only provides delicious catering services and meals but also opportunities for disadvantaged adolescents and young adults in Philadelphia. Harris and Wallace spoke about the purpose and larger goals of their Food Truck business. In the near future, they want to utilize their staunch support network to turn into a bigger business. While the food truck is their first step, they eventually want to create a Grassroots-oriented building that supports urban communities, helps students organize their lives, and reciprocates the support that they’ve experienced


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Philly Students Call for More Representation on Board of Education

Nearly 400 Philadelphians have signed a change.org petition calling for voting rights for student representatives on the Board of Education, training before their term begins, and the introduction of a fifteen-student advisory committee—an autonomous body that would advise and collaborate with the representatives. The advisory committee would also work to demystify the board’s processes and invite Philadelphians, especially students, to participate in public comment by reproducing meeting agendas in layman’s terms and in multiple languages.


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“Charity is not social and racial justice.” Penn pledges $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia, community organizations still demand PILOTs

This afternoon, the University of Pennsylvania announced a plan to donate $100 million to the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) over the course of a decade. The donation will be broken into ten $10 million increments. This announcement comes after months of organizing by local community groups for payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) from the university.


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Will Renaissance Schools Be Coming To An End in 2020?

On September 10th, the Board of Education had a committee meeting to review their enacted policies. One of the interesting aspects of the agenda was how the board considered eliminating Policy 141: Renaissance School Initiative. What is this initiative? Why was it established in the first place?


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Explaining neighborhood, charter, and magnet schools

Composed of 19,000 employees and 203,000 students, the Philadelphia School District is the eighth largest in the nation. With increased graduation rates for the third year in a row, the school district has a promising future ahead. Within the 342 Philadelphia schools, there are three distinct subcategories, particularly in high school education. Charter, neighborhood, and special admissions schools each have their own unique characteristics and benefits. While the Philadelphia School District still pushes for much needed resources and funding, there are many things to analyze and admire about our local high schools.

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