Student Spotlight: Josh

TeenSHARP student Josh (a rising sophomore at William Penn High School in Colonial School District) recently learned that he was accepted into the Summer Music Technology (SMT) program at Drexel University! The week-long SMT program at Drexel is an innovative educational experience for high school students. The goal of SMT is to introduce students to … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Josh

Student Spotlight: Alejandra

TeenSHARPie Alejandra (a rising senior at Howard High School of Technology) learned that not only was she was accepted into Schoolyard Ventures' summer camp at Drexel, they also awarded her a full scholarship to participate in the program! This one-of-a-kind program, offered through a collaboration between the Close School of Entrepreneurship and Schoolyard Ventures, places … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Alejandra

How to Choose Between Multiple Great College Offers

College “signing day” is around the corner and many of our TeenSHARP students have a big problem: they are struggling to choose between multiple great college offers. Now, most people would gladly have such a “problem.” When I was applying to college I had a strong academic record but was severely uninformed about my options. … Continue reading How to Choose Between Multiple Great College Offers

Seeking Truth in a Dishonest Education System

It seems the more emphasis that is placed on ensuring the American education system serves all types of students, the more every day folks have become psychometricians. The folks who felt comfortable picking schools or negotiating their way out of certain teachers’ classrooms, based on water cooler conversations, now appear to have acquired PhDs in … Continue reading Seeking Truth in a Dishonest Education System

Keeping Students in our View

When education policy leaders are spending months negotiating the technical details of state accountability systems or educator compensation policies, it can be easy to lose sight of their mission: serving students. Mired in debates about whether to pay highly-effective teachers more; whether the Smarter Balanced assessment should be reincorporated into teacher evaluation; whether parents should … Continue reading Keeping Students in our View