Over the last last year an a half blogging here, I have been treated to numerous anecdotes from readers and several news stories about parents taking matters into their own hands to improve their public schools. First Andrew Jackson got local attention, then McCall got national attention. Other schools have been standing up similar efforts, including Jenks and Bache-Martin. Now you can add to that list Cook-Wissahickon located in Manyunk/Roxborough. Read all about it in the Inquirer feature on them: Monica Yant Kinney: A city school success has parents working to save it – Philly.com. These stories make me proud of my city and make it clear that there is an energy at the grassroots level. If it can be properly harnessed, I think our schools could experience a real renaissance.