Monthly Archives: December 2012

Speak Out about School Closings — All Week

Join hundreds of other teachers, parents, and students in one of three Facilities Master Plan Hearings this week.

Monday, December 17th – Sayre High School 5800 Walnut St- 6-8pm

Tuesday, December 18th – Edison High School 151 W. Luzerne – 6-8pm

Wednesday, December 19th – Martin Luther King Jr. High School 6100 Stenton – 6-8pm

Then, come out on Thursday, December 20th.

Candlelight Vigil


Meet at City Hall, then march to SRC meeting at 440 N. Broad St.

Teachers, Students, Parents and Workers TOGETHER


Rally for Community-based Plan for the Future of Education in Philadelphia

Join Teachers, Students, Parents and Workers

Thursday, December 13th
440 N. Broad Street

PCAPS (Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools) will unveil our vision for Excellent Philadelphia Public Schools. Over the past few months community stakeholders have made their voices heard in creating a plan that can move our schools forward.

Coming off of the 300 person community conference in September, PCAPS has organized neighborhood town hall forums, dozens of youth listening sessions in schools, and collected over 1500 community surveys. Meanwhile The School Reform Commission listens to corporate interests and is forging ahead with a five year plan of cutbacks and school closings.

On December 13th leaders from our coalition will gather on the steps of the School District Building to unveil the plan that all of you had a role in shaping. It’s simple. We need you there to launch the beginning of our campaign to save our public schools and the future of students across our city. BE THERE.