Monday, May 16, 2011
Part of a series on young people and financial literacy
The amount of money Americans owe on student loans recently exceeded the nation's credit card debt. That may lead many to ask: Is it smart to borrow a lot of money to go to college? Student financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz says that college debt is OK — if you're careful.
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Posted by Mark at 8:43 AM
Monday, May 2, 2011
What Are You Doing This Summer, Tuesday May 3, 2011, 4:30-7:00 pm.
Atrium of the School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 Broad St.
Summer Camps, Internships, Summer Enrichments Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, for info call
Posted by Mark at 8:44 AM
Monday, April 4, 2011
Our Students, Our Philly, Our Future is a grass-roots coalition that aims to rally the city of Philadelphia in a movement to protect and preserve the public education of our students. In light of the threatening financial problems facing public schools today, it is our organization’s mission to aggressively advocate for the students of Philadelphia to ensure that all of our city’s children have access to the quality public education that they deserve.
Statistics illustrate the great gains that Philadelphia’s public schools have made over the past 8 years. 158 schools (58%) made adequate yearly progress, for the first time more than half the city’s students met state standards, and there has been a 29% drop in violent incidents over the past two years. It is undeniable that schools are improving, our students are being enriched, and that Philadelphia education is headed in the right direction. This is positive progress that our organization will not allow impending budget cuts to derail.
Our Students, Our Philly, Our Future recognizes that it will require the collective passion and strength of Philadelphia’s community of parents, students, teachers and leaders to make our student’s needs heard. Please join our coalition and help ensure the strength and sustainability of all of Philadelphia’s public schools.
Posted by Mark at 10:10 AM