Irony wasn’t lost on more than a dozen Philadelphia public school teachers who demonstrated alongside dozens of students, parents and public education advocates outside the Watson T. Comly School last Wednesday afternoon, seeking more school funding.
School fundraising has come a long way from just bake sales and students selling gift wrap door-to-door.
Volunteers descended on Hackett Elementary Schoo last weekend for a clean-up and redesign of the school and its yard.
Jeffrey Garber began his career in education some 40 years ago as a student teacher at Morrell Park’s John Hancock Elementary School, which was newly opened at the time.
Three local schools - St. William, Our Lady of Random and Our Lady of Consolation - closed for good last week.
Watson T. Comly principal Michelle “Micki” Byruch has been on the job three years and has always wanted to spruce up a 4,200-square-foot plot of land just outside the Kelvin Avenue entrance.