April 8, 2016
ISSUE | EDUCATION Students with learning disabilities matter I thought the mission statement of Quaker schools included the concept of finding "that of God" in every student. Does that concept not include those with learning differences ("Quaker schools exempted from ADA," Saturday)? I appreciate that small classes, two teachers in each, may not allow for the extra support needed for children with special needs. Tuition is steep at private schools. I taught in public school for 38 years.
November 16, 2013 |
Chipism (n): an expression or phrase used by Chip Kelly to express a characteristic position or stand or goal to be achieved Chip Kelly invoked the mantra "Win the day" so much during his tenure as Oregon head coach that it became a slogan for the team and eventually a phrase trademarked by the state. But when Kelly left the Northwest for the Northeast his slogan, which was actually birthed during his time at New Hampshire, stayed with the Ducks, and he needed a new message for a new challenge.
March 14, 2013 |
This week, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is expected to decide whether to uphold a ban on girls from playing Catholic Youth Organization contact football. My daughter Caroline Pla was a junior varsity member of Doylestown Romans team in Bucks County. Last fall, the archdiocese decided Caroline could no longer play because football is designated for boys. Caroline had received permission to play from the CYO Philadelphia Office in 2011, was successful on the field, and supported by her coaches, team, and pastor, and capped this last season with an all-star appearance.
April 5, 2012 |
Scandal is the intriguing new drama from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. It's built around one of the strongest (in every sense) female characters to hit prime time in recent memory. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is a former Oval Office insider who has formed a thriving, teeming crisis-management firm in Washington, D.C. With her frighteningly fast-talking staff (Henry Ian Cusick of Lost, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, and Guillermo Diaz), she represents clients - a Russian diplomat, a Georgetown madame, a decorated military hero - caught in compromising positions.
August 5, 2011 |
Man Man don't so much create order out of chaos as harness chaos' power in the service of euphoria. Singer Ryan Kattner, a.k.a. Honus Honus, calls it "structured chaos," and the Philadelphia band's live shows are notorious for creating visceral, communal experiences. "I think that connection [with the audience], for us, is a mission statement and is really important," Kattner says from Los Angeles, where he was working on a video for the album Life Fantastic 's "Piranhas Club.
May 31, 2011
Playing at: Lakewood (A) Position: Catcher. Height: 6-1. Weight: 240. Age: 22. Born: Sept. 28, 1988, in Plano, Texas. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. College: Texas. How obtained: Drafted in the third round (No. 108 overall) last June. This season: Hitting .212 with just one homer and nine RBI in 36 games. Hit .218 with Williamsport (A) last season, so he's going to have to improve his offense. Early shower: Was ejected from a game (by umpire Jose Esteras)
May 18, 2011 |
BOSTON - Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists and the Boston Bruins fed off the energy of the recently promoted rookie to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6-5, and tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each on Tuesday night. Boston earned a split at home and snapped the Lightning's eight-game winning streak that began when they were down three games to one to Pittsburgh in the first round. Game 3 will be at Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Bruins have won nine of 11. The shifty, 19-year-old Seguin, the second pick in last year's NHL draft, was benched for the first 11 playoff games because of perceived defensive shortcomings.
August 14, 2010 |
Philadelphia Charters for Excellence launched yesterday to "define the Philadelphia charter community in terms of academic progress and safety" and to promote ethics and accountability. The organization's leaders said they wanted to "clarify misperceptions and misinformation about charters" in light of ongoing federal and local investigations into the financial dealings of several in the city. "There are over 70 charter schools in this city, but only a handful are having problems," Naomi Johnson Booker, president of the new group and chief executive of Global Leadership Academy, said yesterday.
May 14, 2010 |
Quintessence Theatre Group has big ambitions: "adaptation of epic works of drama and classic literature," and restoring Mount Airy's Sedgwick Theater to its rightful place "as a jewel in Philadelphia's cultural landscape. " The fledgling company embarks on its grand effort with co-founder Alexander Burns directing Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's darkest comedy, and a particularly problematic problem play. At its heart, however, this is still a comedy, complete with all the identity-switching one can expect from such Elizabethan follies.
May 6, 2010 |
The day after members of a Burlington County conservative group successfully petitioned to have a book on teenage homosexuality labeled obscene and removed from a high school library, organizer Gerry Grabinski was ebullient. The local chapter of talk-radio and television personality Glenn Beck's nationwide conservative watchdog network, Burlington County 9.12, had won a minor political coup Tuesday night, and Grabinski was hopeful its larger message would gather momentum as a result.