We're pleased to announce that MMP's short film Our Schools are not For Sale will be a recipient of a Hometown Media Award. The Hometown Media Awards are presented by the Alliance for Community Media to recognize the best community media programming of the year. Our Schools Are Not For Sale chronicles the fight […]
Luis Muñoz Marín is the last remaining public schools in it’s North Philadelphia neighborhood. Neighboring schools have either closed entirely or have been turned over to ASPIRA Charter Schools.
Steel Elementary School is the last remaining public school in Nicetown. Neighboring schools have either closed entirely or have been turned over to Mastery Charter Schools, a charter management operator. Now, parents have one month before they vote on whether their school remains a traditional neighborhood public school or whether it would be turned over to Mastery Charter.
Local communities are striving to transform their public schools in the wake of last year’s devastating school closings and continued underfunding. “Revival from the Roots” is produced by the Media Mobilizing Project to show the powerful local leadership at work everyday in our schools.
Four years ago, my school, Science Leadership Academy, started a partnership with Strath Haven High School, a public suburban school. The partnership aims for a group of 15 students from each school to come together to compare the two schools and discuss issues important to them.
On March 6th, I went to Beyond the Headlines: A Community Forum on Public Education as a part of the MMP Media Fellows Education Team. The event was hosted by Bread and Roses Community Fund and co-sponsored by Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) at University of Pennsylvania.
Students from across Philadelphia came together on Saturday, February 1st, at Edison High School to educate each other on the effects of inadequate funding for public education and to organize and build strategy for responding to budget cuts and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. The goal was to develop a plan for letting those in power […]
If you think Philadelphia residents should have a say over who runs their school district, sign the petition to the PA State House, Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett. The petition calls for the reinstatement of a locally elected school board to replace the current School Reform Commission.
Tune in today, Friday January 17th, at 10:30am for MMP’s live stream coverage of Governor Corbett’s visit to Central High in Philadelphia. In the mean time, here’s a look at just a few of the responses coming from parents, students, teachers, staff and other community members in anticipation of Corbett’s visit. Helen Gym, with Parents […]
My name is Nomi Martin-Brouillette (second from left in photo), and I’m going to be blogging about public education from a student's perspective for Media Mobilizing Project! I’m a public school student in the Philadelphia School district, and I’ve gone to public schools all my life. Currently, I’m a junior at Science Leadership Academy, a […]