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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...

Quarantining students fall behind

Quarantining students fall behind

Dareen Alfroukh, Contributing Writer December 22, 2021

Like many students around the city, Franklin Learning Center student Rielly Greer knows what it’s like to get COVID-19 and have to stay home. “So I had to text a group chat with people I hung out...

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...

All staff and students to report in person in event of SEPTA strike

Omar Mumin and Dahslee Hernandez October 28, 2021

If the ongoing contract dispute between Transport Workers Union (Local 234) and SEPTA doesn't end with a new contract agreement by October 31, SEPTA workers may choose to strike during the week of November...

Clubs and sports bring relief to FLC

Clubs and sports bring relief to FLC

FLC Journalism Class October 7, 2021

Correction: A previous version of the graphic in this story listed Wrestling and Lacrosse. FLC does not offer these sports. Franklin Learning Center’s dismissal was disrupted by gunfire shortly after...

Dismissal disrupted by gunfire

September 16, 2021

Franklin Learning Center's dismissal was disrupted by gunfire shortly after 3 PM yesterday, September 15. An altercation led to gun shots on the northeast corner of the school at 616 N. 15th St. A lockdown...

Laura Bonnani, a Kindergarten teacher at Nebinger, teaches virtually via Zoom.

Postponed hybrid learning plan brings relief

Omar Mumin December 10, 2020

Students in the School District of Philadelphia have not been in school learning since mid-March 2020. The new online learning environment has many differences from being taught in a school building....

9th grade students are using Discord to get to know each other.

Class of 2024 finds itself in Discord

Ace Ludwig October 8, 2020

9th grade students are using Discord to get to know each other. With the COVID-19 quarantine still in effect, Franklin Learning Center classes are remote, forcing new ninth-graders to get to know each...

Day-long protest for George Floyd starts peacefully, turns violent

Day-long protest for George Floyd starts peacefully, turns violent

Donte Cheatham May 31, 2020

Yesterday, peaceful protests began in Philadelphia with waves of demonstrators protesting at City Hall and the Art Museum, speaking out against the unjustified murder of George Floyd. Later...

Student essential workers struggle to balance work and school

Student essential workers struggle to balance work and school

Hannah Biaggi May 18, 2020

Student essential workers are having to balance work and school during the Coronavirus pandemic, making it hard to decide which to prioritize. May 4th marked the start of online classes for students...

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