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.
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.
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.
What does it look like when parents, teachers and students works together to hold on to a community resource they all need? In this 4th installment of “Revival from the Roots” we return to Steel Elementary in Nicetown, Philadelphia to hear about the victory that will keep this neighborhood school public for all. Revival from […]
Media Mobilizing Project presents a preview of part 5 in the Revival from the Roots Series, which follows Helen Gym, Co-Founder of Parents United for Public Education, and Jerry Jordan, President of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, as they tour Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Schools. This segment features Willard Elementary, which is located in the Kensington section […]
Today, Media Mobilizing Project, announces part 5 in the Revival from the Roots Series. The series follows myriad Philadelphia School District students, parents and caregivers, staff, and teachers, along with Helen Gym, Co-Founder of Parents United for Public Education, and Jerry Jordan, President of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, as they tour Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Schools. This […]
Join us Thursday, October 2nd from 6-8pm to watch the stories we’ve been collecting of families’ struggles and triumphs in the face of major educational budget cuts across Philadelphia. Our team of Media Mobilizing Project Story Collectors has been going to parks, schools, and events to talk with parents, students, teachers, and community members about […]