With so many people vying for spots in the same trendy public and charter schools, it is worth considering some schools that might not be on your radar.
Ted Hauger spoke at TedXPhilly about his experience directing the Hybrid X Team. In the talk, he spoke about standardized testing and education reform. He even wants to start a school, Green Technology High School.
We may remember a time when kids just went to their neighborhood school. But this isn’t Kansas anymore. There are lots of options and lots of different application processes for parents nowadays. We started school hunting at the dining room table and finally I threw my hands up…what are ALL the options?! Every time I thought I knew it all, another school popped up! I wanted to have all my options before deciding which schools to look at and which open houses to attend, so here is a brief Elementary School Options 101.
Recent efforts in Philadelphia by Tune Up Philly have shown that music in schools can also be a powerful social agent in addition to an educational tool.
I’ve written about JS Jenks, my catchment school, extensively. Now another local blog, Chestnut Hill Patch, is getting into the act.