Although Philadelphia’s charter schools are widely popular among the District’s parents and students, recent ethical lapses in the finances of a few, including lavish executive salaries, have cast a critical eye on them all.
Wed. Apr. 1. North Region Music and Arts Festival. 6–8 p.m. Grover Washington Middle School, 201 E. Olney Ave, (B St. & Olney Ave). Featuring the Regional Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Chorus, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Girls’ High Jazz Band, Dance Ensemble and performers from Birney and Lowell Schools. Free admission. For information, email Joseph W. Showalter at firstname.lastname@example.org.