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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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