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How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history purpose

May 18, 2021 6:43 am

How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history

In 2020, guest columnist Adam Clulow asked four undergraduate history majors to design a fully functional video game with a clear educational payoff. Now he believes the experience offers a template for transforming the humanities classroom.
Brook J. Lenfest Foundation partners with nonprofits to help former foster kids go to college funding

May 11, 2021 2:58 pm

Brook J. Lenfest Foundation partners with nonprofits to help former foster kids go to college

“It’s estimated that only 3% of former foster youth who enroll in college will graduate. Through this program, we hope to significantly increase that percentage," said Pedro Ramos of the Philadelphia Foundation, which will administer the grants.
How to tell if your college is trans-inclusive purpose

May 3, 2021 11:13 am

How to tell if your college is trans-inclusive

Here are a few key concrete things that trans students — as well as educational counselors and colleges themselves — can look at in gauging whether a college is trans affirming.
Life Science Cares Philadelphia and Philadelphia Futures connect low-income, first-gen students to opportunity purpose

Feb. 19, 2021 9:04 am

Life Science Cares Philadelphia and Philadelphia Futures connect low-income, first-gen students to opportunity

For its first cohort in summer 2021, their Project Onramp aims to place 25 to 30 interns with local companies in paid, life sciences internships.
COVID-19 shows why it’s time to finally end unpaid college internships purpose

Feb. 12, 2021 10:02 am

COVID-19 shows why it’s time to finally end unpaid college internships

Based on current conditions. guest columnists Matthew Hora and Mindi Thompson contend that the very notion of unpaid work is indefensible. They propose three ways to make paid internships more plentiful and available to all students.
FAFSA is being simplified. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to come purpose

Jan. 13, 2021 12:00 pm

FAFSA is being simplified. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to come

The good news is that it will go from having 108 questions to 36 questions. The not-so-good news is that this simplified form will not be available to students until October 2022.
Motivadas y ambiciosas: Estas estudiantes de Kensington Health Sciences Academy están listas para el futuro purpose

Jul. 9, 2020 3:30 pm

Motivadas y ambiciosas: Estas estudiantes de Kensington Health Sciences Academy están listas para el futuro

Gracias a un nuevo programa de inscripción doble (“dual enrollment”) en el norte de Filadelfia, dos estudiantes están aprendiendo lo necesario para estar listas para ir a la universidad.
Driven and ambitious: Kensington Health Sciences Academy students ready themselves for the future purpose

Jul. 9, 2020 12:30 pm

Driven and ambitious: Kensington Health Sciences Academy students ready themselves for the future

As a part of a new dual enrollment program in eastern North Philadelphia, two students learned what it takes to make it to college.
La educación puede ayudar a romper el ciclo de pobreza en El Barrio purpose

Jun. 15, 2020 7:00 pm

La educación puede ayudar a romper el ciclo de pobreza en El Barrio

Un programa educacional nuevo en Congreso de Latinos Unidos y Penn State Abington no es únicamente un modo de preparar a los estudiantes para la universidad.
Breaking the cycle of poverty in El Barrio with education purpose

Jun. 15, 2020 10:48 am

Breaking the cycle of poverty in El Barrio with education

In order to lift students up, Congreso de Latinos Unidos and Penn State Abington try to address more than just college preparedness.

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