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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...

FLC returns to performances with Into the Woods Jr.

FLC returns to performances with Into the Woods Jr.

December 21, 2021

Pictured here are students of the Musical Theatre Department during a dress rehearsal for Into the Woods Jr. on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th.

Deck the Walls decorating event

Deck the Walls decorating event

Markist Williams December 15, 2020

For this small event, there will be several following themes to decorate your walls, doors, workstations or a virtual door. The Themes are listed below but you can come up with your own!: Major...

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