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PA Secretary of Education Stops at FA...

PA Secretary of Education Stops at FACTS

On May 30th,  Secretary Rivera visits classrooms at FACTS and engages with students.

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. 

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 […]

FACTS in the News…

FACTS in the News…

FACTS was featured in the article Charter School Teaches “Whole Student” on October 13, 2015 in the Philadelphia Daily News and the article Arts and High Test Scores Co-exist at FACTS Charter on December 7, 2015 in The Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

Principal Pheng writes letter to U.S....

Principal Pheng writes letter to U.S. Department of Education and PA Department of Education

Principal Pheng writes letters to U.S. Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Education to open up a conversation on standardized testing practice  (translated versions will become available).