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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 […]

FACTS-2 Charter Update

FACTS-2 Charter Update

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 […]

FACTS-2 Update

FACTS-2 Update

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 […]

Support FACTS-2

Support FACTS-2

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 […]

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).    

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Commission...

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Commission Wants to Hear From You

Hi Families, Principal Pheng is a member on the City’s Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten.  The Commission is working to develop a plan for all Philadelphians to be able to afford and attend a high quality pre-k center without reducing existing education funds.  The creation of the Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten was passed with more than […]