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Posts by Ricque Porter

Principal Pheng Presented at National...

Principal Pheng Presented at National Conference

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 […]

Philadelphia Academy of School Leader...

Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders Profiles Principal Pheng

Principal Pheng, a Neubauer Fellow, was recently profiled by the Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders about her journey to leadership.

SRC Unanimously Approves Charter Amen...

SRC Unanimously Approves Charter Amendment

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. […]

FACTS Needs Your Help on December 15t...

FACTS Needs Your Help on December 15th!

FACTS has applied for a new charter so we can: Serve more immigrant and refugee students Start a new program to help Newcomer Students Grow in size to increase our financial health   Join us for an all out mobilization to support FACTS on Thursday, December 15th!   4:00PM: Meet at FACTS if you want […]

FACTS Named National Blue Ribbon Awar...

FACTS Named National Blue Ribbon Award School

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 […]

Principal Pheng joins the 2016-17 Neu...

Principal Pheng joins the 2016-17 Neubauer Fellowship in Education Leadership!

Principal Pheng will be participating in the Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders. The Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership was created in 2015 to support accomplished principals in Philadelphia schools. For more information visit Philadelphia School Leaders. 

FACTS Participates in Panel Discussio...

FACTS Participates in Panel Discussion on Educating English Language Learners

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.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

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.” […]

Statement to Students about the PSSA

Statement to Students about the PSSA

Homeroom teachers at FACTS read the following letter to students each year before testing begins: This week, all students in grades 3 – 8 will be taking a test called PSSA. Every student your age in the state is required to take this test. The test is important and we want everyone to do their […]

Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up

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 […]