On September 28, the U.S. Secretary of Education named the Folk Arts–Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) a National Blue Ribbon School. FACTS is one of 349 schools across the nation receiving this award this year. Principal Pheng Lim said, “I am especially honored to be designated an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School because FACTS was […]
Schools in our city do not have receive enough money to fairly and adequately educate all of our students. Students, staff and board members from FACT Charter School will be going to City Hall on September 13, 2016 to join those supporting a lawsuit demanding fair school funding for all schools in Pennsylvania. This lawsuit asks […]
Teacher Ellen (FACTS’ Executive Director), Principal Pheng and Teacher Linda D., (Philadelphia Folklore Project Education Specialist) were invited to join a panel of distinguished educators and policymakers in discussing Educating English Language Learners on June 22. The community forum was co-hosted by the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC), WHYY and the Notebook.
This week, our seventh graders have been sharing what they appreciate about the teachers at FACTS over the public address system each morning. Here are some of the things they’ve had to say: “She is able to talk with me whenever I need to.” “Thanks for pushing me in class and helping to support me.” […]
Update : Apr 07, 2016 – Philly Spring Cleanup: Postponed Until Saturday, April 16th Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the Streets Department has made the decision to postpone the 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup until SATURDAY, APRIL 16. The earth is our home and we must take care of it. – a line from our […]
Update on FACTS-2 Charter Application: Thank you to all the families and community members who are in support of FACTS-2. On February 16, 2016, the School Reform Commission voted on the approval or denial of twelve charter applications. FACTS-2 was denied. To continue to fulfill our mission in serving the immigrant and refugee communities in […]
The School Reform Commission of The School District of Philadelphia will hold a special meeting to consider and vote to grant or deny new charter applications and for general purposes, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium, Second Floor, Education Center, 440 N. Broad St, Philadelphia. Persons wishing to address the […]
FACTS has applied to the School District of Philadelphia for a new charter (FACTS-2). Please read the attached letter from our Executive Director and Principal for more information. Principal Pheng Lim and Executive Director Ellen Somekawa testified at the Philadelphia School District about the new charter application on December 7, 2015. The following link is […]