Branch Libraries are not School Libraries

On October 29, 2015, the Philadelphia Public School Notebook published the article READ! by 4th director explains goals of campaign, which includes an interview with Jenny Bogoni of the Philadelphia Free Library and READ! by 4th’s Executive Director. She explains the mission of the campaign to ensure that all children are reading on grade level … Continue reading Branch Libraries are not School Libraries

Rushed reforms fail our schools

This column by APPS co-founder Lisa Haver was published by the Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The school formerly known as Roosevelt Middle School in East Germantown landed at the bottom of the list of Philadelphia schools' Pennsylvania System of School Assessment reading-proficiency scores this year. Math-proficiency scores are 0.3 percent. It pains … Continue reading Rushed reforms fail our schools

APPS testimony at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission – October 15, 2015

In order of appearance. Click the picture to view the video. This video is of APPS member Karel Kilimnik testifying at the Philadelphia School Reform Commissionn meeting - October 15, 2015. The written transcript of Karel's testimony. This is video of APPS member Diane Payne testifying at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission meeting - October … Continue reading APPS testimony at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission – October 15, 2015

Lies, Lies,Lies: Wister School is another Chapter in Privatization and Locking out Parent, Teacher, Community Voice

by Karel Kilimnik October 8, 2015 Let me start by saying we now have more confirmation that this District is being led by snake oil salespeople. Wister is one of the three schools slated to be turned into Renaissance Charter Schools by the School Reform Commission. Wednesday night, October 7th was the first “Meeting with … Continue reading Lies, Lies,Lies: Wister School is another Chapter in Privatization and Locking out Parent, Teacher, Community Voice