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5 pillars symbolizing 5 priorities holding up the 440 Building with a 100 day plan banner over it.

100 day plan

Phatamarha Noel December 20, 2022

Following Dr. Tony Watlington’s appointment as the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, Watlington, a previous superintendent of North Carolina, shared a list of five priorities...

Anthony Richardson, an officer at FLC, plays three different
instruments and is in two bands.

School security by day musician by night

Arber Bojka December 20, 2022

Officer Anthony Richardson, better known as Rich, has been working in this school for 8 years. Through those years, Franklin Learning Center went through some changes, however, Rich believes those changes...

FLC student looking into an open door with full white light coming out around them.

Guia para sobrevivir el año escolar si no dominas el Ingles

Yoselyn Manrique-Jimenez December 20, 2022

CORRECTION: The first print edition of this story on December 20 included the word "ano" in the title. It has been corrected to "año." He vivido toda mi vida en Filadelfia donde fui criada por padres...

Mr. Socci is an FLC teacher interested in helping his students succeed.

Inspired teacher inspiring students

Santino Stagliano December 20, 2022

High school kid who had no idea that he would help FLC students find their way in life. Matt Socci had no idea in high school what he wanted to do. The B student did his best to pay attention in school,...

Student washes their hands while their hallpass sits next to them on the sink.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval accepts her award at the January 30 board of education meeting.

Q&A with the School District’s January Student of the month

Deja Dawkins March 10, 2020

Jennifer Rojas-Sandoval accepts her award at the January 30 board of education meeting. Why did you choose UPenn? I chose UPenn especially because of the connections that they have with other professional...

Ninth grade cheerleaders reveal the prep behind their pep

Ninth grade cheerleaders reveal the prep behind their pep

Halle Koolor March 10, 2020

Cheerleading is a tougher sport than most people realize. Freshmen Taylor Presbery-Fields and Saniyah Johnson joined the cheerleading squad this year at Franklin Learning Center ready to take on the...

Hilario Rodriguez sits in the middle of the stage on February 11, 2020. The auditorium, long-troubled by a leaking roof and and flaking paint and plaster, is still in need of work and is still in use.

FLC still suffering from building conditions

Hannah Biaggi February 28, 2020

On Wednesday February 5th, a note was made on the wall in the Orchestra/Vocals room on the 4th floor. Since the start of the 2019-2020 school year, at least 7 schools have closed down in the Philadelphia...

The nurse’s office is shut to students.

Nurses limit office hours at FLC

Jordan Jones February 28, 2020

The nurse’s office is shut to students. In order to complete increased immunization paperwork and provide students with privacy, Franklin Learning Center’s new nurses, Creshon Little and Gina...

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