an education that engages students with culture & community

Posts by Ellen Somekawa

Read about FACTS in the Journal of Fo...

Read about FACTS in the Journal of Folklore & Education

The new issue of the Journal of Folklore and Education, “Teaching for Equity: The Role of Folklore in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity,” features an article on co-teaching by our former music teacher, T Avalon, partnered with our African Dance teaching artist, T Jeannine. The guest editor for this issue is our very own […]

Change to locations of free meal pick...

Change to locations of free meal pick up

The City of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority, and several charter schools have created a new list of schools and community sites providing free meals for children and youth. Student meal sites and schedules will change beginning Monday, March 23. In addition, Parks & Recreation sites are no longer distributing student meals. Please share […]

A Major Step for FACTS

A Major Step for FACTS

On December 15, the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School took a major step in our quest to grow our school and to increase our services to immigrant and refugee English Learners in a welcoming school environment that brings together immigrants and non-immigrants and students of diverse races and ethnicities. Amidst an impressive outpouring of support […]

FACTS Stands for Fair School Funding

FACTS Stands for Fair School Funding

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 […]