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K - 12, Non-profits, Volunteering

The Reading Road: Guiding Youth Along the Path to Literacy

Penn Reading Initiative (PRI) is a volunteer-based program dedicated to increasing literacy of struggling elementary students at underfunded schools in West Philadelphia. While several organizations at Penn work with youth in West Philly, PRI is unique in its mission and curriculum.  PRI utilizes a curriculum called the Reading Road, which was developed […]

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A New Beginning: Education in Philly

Philadelphia’s issues with education have a long history, starting in 2001 when its relationship with the School Reform Commission began. The SRC brought about huge cuts in funding, voted to remove health benefits from teacher contracts, and implemented charter school caps without scheduling a hearing in advance. Philadelphia was hit […]