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Make tech part of core curriculum in Philly and Pa.

June 13, 2017 by

Philly.comAccording to, only 1,891 Pennsylvania high school students took the advanced placement computer science exam in 2015. Why? It's not for lack of motivation. The issue is access. Only 169 schools in the state offered the exam. Even in Philly's ...

Phillies Players Address Students At Kensington High School

June 2, 2017 by CBS Philly

CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two members of the Phillies took time out of their Friday to address students at Kensington High School. Andres Blanco and Odubel Herrera felt right at home with their predominantly spanish-speaking audience. Front row seats ...

WATCH: LMHS 'Lip Dub' Video Helping Struggling Philly School​

April 27, 2017 by

Patch.comLOWER MERION, PA – Lower Merion High School is partnering with the John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia's Kensington area to help generate crucial funds for the school, and the LMHS students got creative in spreading the message.

Kensington High Students Tour Choice Bus: It's Half Bus, Half Prison

April 18, 2017 by CBS Philly

CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Teenagers are faced with tough decisions every day so Tuesday students at Kensington High School got a sneak peek at what life looks like when you make the wrong choices. Students toured a realistic jail cell on the back of a ...

Missing Philly Teen Found Safe

April 1, 2017 by NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA Philadelphia teenager was found safe after he went missing nearly a week ago. Ernesto Esquilin, 15, was last seen at the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts on 1901 N. Front Street Tuesday, according to his mother. “I went to ...

Runaway Bull Escapes Slaughterhouse, Scampers Along I-95 & Up to Philadelphia High School

November 22, 2016 by NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaA young bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse Tuesday afternoon, leading police on a chase past a city high school and down Interstate 95. The 550-pound bovine broke free from a ... One of his first stops was at Kensington High School along ...

Phila. School District still struggling to fill teacher vacancies

April 11, 2016 by

Philly.comWith little more than two months remaining in the academic year, more than 100 teacher vacancies remain across the Philadelphia School District, resulting in thousands of students' being taught by uncertified teachers, it was disclosed during a City ...

Starbucks, Philly Volunteers Teach Kensington High School Students Professional Skills

April 7, 2016 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Students at a Philadelphia high school get a taste of what it's like to be part work force thanks to Starbucks. City Year Philadelphia and volunteers from Starbucks teamed up Thursday to teach work place interaction skills to ...

Philly High School on Lockdown After Officer Misplaces Gun

February 2, 2016 by NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaStudents and staff at the Kensington Urban and Business High Schools at Coral and Cumberland streets were placed on lockdown around 10:30 a.m. as police investigated the school. It wasn't immediately clear when the gun went missing, said police The ...

In Kensington, concerns and 'nuanced' case for merging two low-performing public schools

July 24, 2015 by

Newsworks.orgPoor achievement at large neighborhood schools -- such as Kensington, Olney and West Philadelphia high schools -- combined with new information about dropout rates in these schools added fuel to the fire for smaller schools under former Philadelphia ...

Delores Andy, 79, Temple professor

July 10, 2015 by The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia TribuneAfter graduating from Kensington High School, she attended Cheyney University, where she received a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree from Temple ... on June 25 at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Donations in her name may be ...

Some Phila. students opt out of Keystone exams

May 13, 2015 by

About a dozen students showed up at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, then left the building while the test was being administered first thing in the morning, principal Lisette Agosto said. Others didn't take the exams ...

Dozens of students protest plan to close Kensington Urban school

April 16, 2015 by

Philly.comThe students said they felt the SRC was breaking a promise it made a decade ago, when the district closed Kensington High, a large, dysfunctional school, and broke it into three small schools. A fourth, Kensington Urban, opened in 2009. At the time ...

Hearing scheduled on planned merger of two Kensington high schools

April 13, 2015 by Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)A notice of the hearing, posted in the legal notices section of, says the meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Kensington Urban Education Academy High School, 2051 East Cumberland St. Members of the public can ...

As a Kensington high school shifts course, graduation rate jumps

April 3, 2015 by Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)At Kensington Health Sciences Academy, a change in identity, a new culture emphasizing collaboration and post-secondary success, and an infusion of resources have made a big difference, according to school principal James Williams. With new career and ...

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