How does folk arts education impact student learners? This is the question that Principal Pheng addressed at the recent Arts Education Partnership (AEP) national convening in Indianapolis. The US Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Arts formed the AEP as a hub of state education officials, policy makers, arts organizations and educators […]
Charter amendment expands FACTS’s impact in serving immigrant and refugee communities Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School’s (FACTS) request for a Charter Amendment received a positive vote from the School Reform Commission on Thursday evening. The decision will allow FACTS to expand its impact in serving immigrant and refugee students in a diversely rich school environment. […]
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 […]
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 […]