May 17, 2016
THE CHARTER Schools Office is presenting the academic data of the Universal Audenried Charter High School in a vacuum. The work at comprehensive neighborhood high schools is unique, and Audenried can only truly be rated in comparison with the 20 other district-run neighborhood schools and the two other neighborhood renaissance charters up for renewal. Our data place us consistently as one of the top neighborhood schools in the city. Universal Audenried's 2014-15 Literature Keystone scores rank sixth out of 23 neighborhood schools.
March 23, 2015 |
WHEN DARCY Walker Krause was 15, her mother died suddenly from a heart attack. Twenty years later, Krause is herself the mother of two, including a newborn, yet there are times when her own mother's death still affects her. "There are many moments in the last 20 years that I have missed my mom," she said. "What comes to mind the most are major life events like graduations, my wedding and certainly the birth of each child. "She's not there to visit me at the hospital," Krause said.
April 15, 2014 |
Cal Heeter made a forgettable NHL debut Sunday as the Flyers ended their regular season with a 6-5 shootout loss to Carolina at the Wells Fargo Center. But in more important goaltender news, the Flyers (42-30-10) believe Steve Mason, who was injured in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win in Pittsburgh, will be able to start Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against New York on Thursday. "He's doing better," coach Craig Berube said after the Flyers finished with 94 points, two behind the second-place Rangers in the Metropolitan Division.
May 9, 2013 |
EAGLES SAFETY Patrick Chung spoke to a group of up-and-coming NFL coaches and personnel people yesterday at Penn's Wharton School about what the modern athlete expects from coaches and management. "Be honest. Respect. Have a relationship, because we're all in it together, man," Chung said afterward, when reporters asked about the panel session, part of a 3-day NFL Career Development Symposium. "We're here to play against the other team. We can't have fights inside . . . Respect, relationship, honesty.
May 16, 2012 |
There are a few things my mother loves unshakably: Jesus, her family, and President Obama — perhaps not in that order. Growing up black in the segregated South left her not bitter, but motivated to ensure her family would have a better life. Obama's election — and reelection — are part of her dream. But the president's declaration of support for same-sex marriage pitted her difficulty with homosexuality against her unwavering support for "her man," Obama. After my daughter was done cheering the president's announcement, she said, "Uh-oh!
October 24, 2010
The 76ers' Andre Iguodala compares favorably with other NBA players in the same salary range who may be considered one step below elite. Here are their career averages, with 2010-11 salary in millions: Andre Iguodala, Sixers 15.9 5.8 4.6 26 $12.4 Josh Smith, Atl. 14.3 7.6 2.9 24 $11.7 Luol Deng, Chi. 15.8 6.5 2.2 25 $11.
February 9, 2006 |
In the debate over domestic spying, both sides are missing a perspective that can inform the larger issue. Sure, pointing a finger at President Bush is easy, almost the Blue State equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel. But electronic surveillance of our own citizens without due process or probable cause? This one's a veritable raw-bar smorgasbord, all you can eat, bib included. Deep in the heart of family matters, parents must grapple with the same issues and principles.
September 23, 2005 |
My daughter is a Boy Scout. Weird? Not at all. The Boy Scouts have co-ed "adventure troops" targeting the 16-to-21 age group. Adventure troops choose their focus. Most do traditional outdoor camping activities. One here in South Jersey has a more esoteric focus. My daughter's troop, called Epic, does LARPing. If you have a "nerdy" teenager, you may know what to LARP means. Do you hear about things like Rifts and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)? When your blossoming offspring talks of gnomes and vampires, do you imagine the worst?
May 8, 2005 |
What could make four young people torture and kill a 15-year-old "friend"? The key to Christine Marie Ham's murder last month might not lie in a specific emotion such as revenge or jealousy, but in the way human beings - particularly young ones - behave in groups, psychologists say. "People can be swept up in an act and do something collectively that none of them would do individually," said Daniel L. Davis, a child and adolescent forensic psychologist...
December 16, 2002 |
Some jazz is about the painting, the ways a musician fills every inch of canvas with personal vision. But some jazz is also about the frame - the tone and temperament of the improvisations that depend on the conditions created by the ensemble, the ways they taunt and support and collide with one another. Unlike many technicians of his peer group, saxophonist Greg Osby concerns himself with specifics of the frame. He can play brainy, endlessly impressive runs; Saturday at the Painted Bride Arts Center, Osby scurried up and down his horn at lightning speed, dispensing intricate bob-and-weave interval studies as if trying to elude some nagging ghost of bebop past.