Revival From the Roots: Part 2

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.

Coming Soon: Revival from the Roots Part 5

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 […]

The Story of Willard Elementary: A Community School in Kensington

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 […]

Screening: Education Stories from the Roots

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 […]