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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 ...

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 ...

DA visits Kensington High School to talk about rights and responsibilities

October 13, 2016 by Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Philadelphia Public School NotebookPhiladelphia District Attorney Seth Williams met Thursday with 60 Kensington High School seniors to talk about education and the law. The visit was organized by English teacher John Lavin, who works closely with the school's social studies department ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Kensington high school locked down lifted after security officer's gun goes missing

February 2, 2016 by

PhillyVoice.comThe Kensington Urban Education Academy was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a school officer reported a gun was missing from a vehicle. The lockdown was lifted at about 12:40 p.m.. The school at 2051 E. Cumberland St. was placed on ...

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 ...

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