Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:36am
“We want to make sure what students are learning in the District and what young adults and adults are learning at [Community College of Philadelphia] are skills that were applicable to real occupations in the city,” said Kendrick Davis, director of STEM initiatives at the Mayor’s Office.
Just after Kenney took office, his office held a series of cross-sector meetings bringing educators from the District and CCP together with the Philadelphia Youth Network, the Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce, and others to discuss how fund and tailor CTE education to the city’s workforce needs.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:35am
The District’s College and Career Readiness Office has already started training FAFSA coaches, who will serve as financial literacy mentors in high schools and lead free workshops across the city. These coaches represent a collaborative effort of institutions, including the Community College of Philadelphia, and college access organizations such as College Possible. The District will also support counselors and teachers in high schools to better provide financial literacy help for students.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:34am
The campaign trail came through Philadelphia yet again Sunday as the Democrats work to solidify support for Hillary Clinton among women.
Vice president Joe Biden's wife, Jill, teamed up with Anne Holton, the wife of the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee.
The duo spoke at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Their speech focused mainly on equality for women in the workplace and economy.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:31am
Students who enroll in Parkway Center City Middle College High School for the 2017-18 school year will take both high school and college courses during their studies. Partnered with the Community College of Philadelphia, they'll come out of their four years with not just a high school diploma, but up to 61 college credits and the district calls, "two industry-recognized credentials."
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:29am
In Harrisburg earlier this week, State Rep. Dwight Evans stood at the Speaker’s Rostrum, where he delivered a farewell address that reflected on his more than three decades of service to the Commonwealth and 203rd legislative district.
The Philadelphia native and graduate of Community College of Philadelphia and La Salle University discussed how his time in the city shaped his thinking and also helped him to work across party lines and find allies with Republicans and Democrats alike.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:28am
In his action plan released in January, Superintendent William Hite identified college and career readiness as a school district priority, partnering with the Community College of Philadelphia with the middle college high school.
“Parkway Center City Middle College High School is a pivotal development for our students, and has the potential to leave a positive lasting impact on our city,” Hite said in a statement released last week. “We are focused on making sure all students across Philadelphia have various options to ensure they excel in their educational experience and this is certainly an important part of that goal.”
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:27am
Some city students will soon be able to earn associate's degrees along with their high school diplomas, as the Philadelphia School District launches its first middle college high school. Beginning in September, 125 students at Parkway Center City will take courses at that high school as well as at Community College of Philadelphia. The program is aimed at teens who would become the first in their families to attend college. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to 61 college credits by the time they graduate from high school - enough for an associate's degree. They can also earn certificates in entrepreneurship and in computer programming and software development.