Castor Gardens residents cleaned up Max Myers Rec Center during the 2012 Philly Spring Cleanup. Photo/Michelle Alton
Is there a spot in your neighborhood that needs cleaning?
For those looking to volunteer, the Philly Spring Cleanup website has the full list of sites for the annual citywide clean-up event.
All cleanups scheduled for Northeast Philadelphia will be posted here, below. The clean-up day is April 13. continue reading »
George Washington High School’s four-year graduation rate is 80 percent — the best in the city.
There, and at Northeast High School, fewer than two-thirds of the student body qualifies as low-income, which is likely part of the reason for the low dropout rate. continue reading »
The former dean of Northeast High School was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he had sex with a student. Bail was set at $50,000 [updated, March 14].
Mark Preston Williams, 56, is charged with institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and interfering with custody of a child for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student.
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Northeast Philadelphia has five public high schools — Fels, Frankford, Lincoln, Northeast and Washington — but many students choose charter or magnet schools instead when it comes time to select non-private education.
A new map from our partners at NewsWorks outlines who in the catchment area of those five neighborhood schools actually attends them, and compares those numbers with citywide stats and charter and magnet attendance. continue reading »
Two Northeast high schools have been removed from the “persistently dangerous” list. School District of Philadelphia officials announced today that six schools remain on the list – down from 10 last year.
Fels High School and Northeast High School have both been removed from the list. continue reading »
Suspect in Northeast High School burglary. Surveillance image/Philadelphia Police
Police are still looking for the person who broke into Northeast High School last month, and are asking the public’s help to identify him.
Described as a 16- to 20-year-old, the suspect broke into a gym roof window on the afternoon of July 17, and can be seen on video breaking another window to get into the main part of the school. Nothing was taken. continue reading »
Liberty Belle Diamond Jones fends off a tackle during an April 2011 game against the New York Sharks. The Belles play the sharks in New York this May. Photo/Bill Achuff
The Philadelphia Liberty Belles will return to the field April 14 for another season of women’s tackle football. It’s the team’s fourth season in the Women’s Football Alliance.
Eight games are scheduled for the season, with half at home, and the Belles will play their first home game of the season at Northeast High School’s Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium on April 21.
The Belles were 2-6 list year and failed to make the post season for the first time in franchise history. The team returns this year with a partly new coaching staff. continue reading »
Students were the winners at the 2012 Northeast High School Talent Show. Photo/Christopher Wink
Organized it wasn’t, but that mattered little to the crowd that packed the Northeast High School auditorium Thursday night to see students, teachers and Tony Danza perform in a talent show.
Danza spent the 2009-10 school year teaching an English class at the school for his A&E reality series “Teach.” It was then that he helped the students put on an “ExtravaDanza” talent show, which he came back this year to repeat.
Students and teachers took turns performing while Danza teamed up with senior Nakiya Robley to emcee and keep the crowd entertained as the crew worked backstage to get the next performers ready with their mics. continue reading »
Former Northeast High School teacher Tony Danza cheers on the NEHS Vikings against the Washington Eagles at an October 2009 football game. Photo/Bill Achuff
Actor Tony Danza is back in the Northeast. Long after wrapping up his teaching gig at Northeast High School, Danza will perform there tonight in the “ExtravaDanza” student/teacher talent show.
But first, he’ll join Pa. Sen. Mike Stack and education advocates to discuss budget cuts at public schools. continue reading »
City and school district officials have reached an agreement to keep gyms and theaters in public schools open on afternoons and weekends. Cost-cutting plans announced amid the district’s $61 million shortfall included closing the facilities at the end of the school day.
Forty-eight schools will keep their extra-curricular doors open after hours through Saturday, March 17, according to Thursday’s announcement from the city. Twenty-five of those schools are in the Northeast: continue reading »