For Alicia Ogburn, the parent of a kindergartener and third grader in the struggling Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia, the chance to have a voice in determining the future direction of her children’s school was an unprecedented experience.
“I loved it,” said Ogburn of her involvement on the School Advisory Council (SAC) at Daroff Elementary, one of eight schools designated for turnaround under Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s Renaissance Schools initiative. “I’ve done a lot of volunteering, but I’ve never been this close with this kind of situation.”
Mon. July 5-Fri. July 9. The Powerful Voices for Kids Summer Institute for Teachers. Byers School, 19th and Arch Sts. The summer professional development institute for teachers -open to educators from around the nation – helps them integrate media literacy concepts and new multimedia technologies into the classroom. Every teacher who participates receives a camera for their classroom. For information, visit mediaeducationlab.com.