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FLCs class of 2022 celebrates their 48th commencement on June 13th at Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium.   La clase del año 2022 de FLC celebraron su ceremonia de graduacion numero 48 el 13 de Junio en Benjamin L. Memorial Stadium.

Class of 2022’s commencement ceremony

Mahala Fox, Dahslee Hernández, and Colin Chrestay June 14, 2022

Franklin Learning Center's class of 2022 celebrated their commencement Monday, June 13 at the Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium. The ceremony featured musical performances, financial awards from the...

FLC students rally for abortion rights

FLC students rally for abortion rights

Tiffany Rodriguez, Staff Photographer May 13, 2022

FLC students walked out of their classrooms this morning, May 13th, 2022, to join students from SLA, CAPA, UARTS, Drexel, Masterman, and Friends Select for a rally at LOVE Park where they advocated for...

The School District of Philadelphia.

Virtual School In Disguise

Jenna McKenzie, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022

As missing assignments once again start piling up and students cry out in frustration, we’re left to wonder what went wrong.  Over the years, our school system and curriculum have changed and adapted...

How Should African American History Be Taught In Schools?

How Should African American History Be Taught In Schools?

Yves-Melsein Metellusand and Omar Mumin, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

In 1967, a group of 3,500 Philadelphia students marched down Broad Street to the Board of Education, hoping to protest for Black rights and Black studies. Among their demands: the right to wear traditional...

Photography of MJ portrait-style. Smiling at the camera.

MJ Brings Happiness To FLC

Zaynab Hajali, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

“Is there anything MJ brings to the classroom that other teachers don’t? Happiness.” Caring, kind, warm, fun, easy to relate to, and friendly. She isn’t a teacher, although she is respected...

Photo Illustration: Franklin Learning Center student skipping class

Cutting with Consequences

The Flash Editorial Board March 28, 2022

Anthony Guidice, Assistant Principal at Franklin Learning Center, sent out a Google Classroom message on February 8th for all graduating classes informing students of the consequences for cutting class.  The...

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Teacher shortage

Danny Tran and Shapri Singleton December 22, 2021

Ever since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Franklin Learning Center has seen an increase in teacher shortages. An increase in teacher shortages would disrupt how teachers plan their lessons and...

PA Secretary of Education Noe Ortega sits in FLCs library.

PA Secretary of Education visits FLC

The Flash Editorial Board December 22, 2021

On Friday September 24, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Noe Ortega visited Franklin Learning Center. Ortega, the top education official in Pennsylvania, was in Philadelphia to receive...

Nurse Megan Blunt sees a student during her first week at FLC

School nurse adapts to working in pandemic

Debora Oquendo-Serrano and Omar Mumin December 22, 2021

Update: Franklin Learning Center’s full-time nurse vacancy has been filled. Nurse Megan Blunt will now be working in the nurse’s office daily, with support from Gina Hall every other Monday. Franklin...

Open bathrooms are a necessity for student respect

Open bathrooms are a necessity for student respect

The Flash Editorial Board December 21, 2021

Having a large sign wrapped around you in order to use the bathroom isn't what any of us had in mind when entering the new quarter, but here we are. We had the opportunity to talk to Principal Nicole Lee...

The original iconic photograph “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” from WW2, was replaced with the LGBTQ+ pride flag, in recognition of the LGBTQ+ students who are struggling in Pennsylvania schools because of the lack of protection and safety.

LGBTQ+ rights should be more protected in PA schools

Amira Simmons, Contributing Writer December 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Education needs more regulations to protect LGBTQ+ students. Unlike other states, Pennsylvania has nothing that will protect the LGBTQ+ community from harassment, lack of...

Kern keeps her library current to encourage reading.

Heidi Kern finds hope in teaching English and Spanish

Nelda Mercedes-Aquino, Contributing Writer December 21, 2021

Most students look at teachers as just educational instructors and don't worry about what the person who is giving them knowledge goes through every day. Heidi Kern is an English and Spanish educator at...

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