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Monkeypox: what you need to know

Phatamarha Noel, Staff Editor September 15, 2022

On Thursday, Aug 4, 2022, less than a month before schools reopened, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency.  Monkeypox is a non-fatal virus...

A student washes their hands before returning to class.

New policy aims to keep bathrooms safe and open

Jenna McKenzie and Jayden Ludwig September 15, 2022

At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, students were welcomed by new faces and new policies. One of the most notable policy changes for returning students is the introduction of new bathroom procedures. Last...

Dr. Watlingtons 100 day plan sits atop his 5 priorities for The School District of Philadelphia

Dr. Watlington’s 100-Day Plan

Phatamarha Noel, Staff Editor September 13, 2022

Following Dr. Tony Watlington’s appointment as the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, the former head of the Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina shared a list of five...

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...

Franklin Learning Center. Student using new FLC waterbottle

Lead In PSD Water

Phatamarha Noel, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

In 2018, the School District of Philadelphia began a test to find all water outlets that contain considerable amounts of lead in schools. It made major news headlines and people seemed quite concerned....

Policy for LGBTQIA+ rights

Kyndra Patterson and Phatamarha Noel, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The School District of Philadelphia has had a flood of new members to their PTA meetings wanting to discuss many topics. One of the most prominent topics being Policy 252. Numerous meetings have been called...

COVID-19 vaccine getting extracted from a vial.

COVID-19 Vaccine State Mandate

Luis Lozada, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

Since March 2020, the “true” beginning of the  COVID-19  pandemic, many things have been up in the air in a vast amount of different ways states and counties have dealt with this serious issue. The...

 Student walking into a sanctuary school.

Philadelphia Makes All Schools Sanctuaries

Jayden Ludwig, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

On Tuesday February 22nd, 2022, Superintendent Dr. William Hite issued an email to all teachers and staff in the School District of Philadelphia. The email contained an update about the Welcoming Sanctuary...

False Vaccine information

Omar Mumin, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced an error in their vaccination data collection on Wednesday, March 9th. 53.6% of children ages five to eleven were previously stated to have received...

Assistant Principal Dr. LaTrina Stewart takes a weekly COVID test

What is Philadelphia’s policy on vaccination cards and masks?

Lillian Holbrook-Ngo, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

Why do citizens have to show their vaccination cards or wear a mask to enter restaurants and other public places? On August 12, 2021, Philadelphia issued a new policy making public places like gyms, theaters,...

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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...

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