March 27, 2015 |
The Camden School District will convert five schools into "Renaissance" schools, district officials announced Wednesday, a plan that will involve the closing of one building but that they said will preserve the others as neighborhood institutions. In three of the five schools, the Renaissance provider will serve all grades in their current buildings, and four buildings will undergo significant renovations, some as soon as this year. Students at all five schools will not be split up unless they choose to attend other district schools, officials said.
November 17, 1999 |
Jacob R. Getson, 60, of North Wales, whose career took him from work with street gangs to the executive suite of a health insurance provider, died Sunday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after a year-long battle with kidney cancer. "Jake was one of the few Renaissance men I've ever met," said Rabbi Gregory Marx of Getson's synagogue, Congregation Beth Or in Spring House. "He was a spiritual man. He had tremendous social convictions in terms of fighting poverty and racism," Rabbi Marx said.
October 26, 1993 |
The tradition of wind instrumentalists livening the courts of Europe was a mark of the Renaissance. It produced a vast repertoire of music, colorful composers and even competition among princes for the services of the virtuoso players. The Renaissance Wind Band devoted its opening concert to exploring that tradition. In its program Saturday at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, the ensemble presented works categorized by the Italian cities that spawned them. To help bridge players and listeners, ensemble members read contemporary letters and writings that showed how the wind players were regarded in their time.
June 3, 2010 |
West Philadelphia High School will not become a Renaissance school in the fall after school district officials learned last week that a group associated with a potential provider paid some parents $500 each, a district source said. A source with knowledge of the situation said officials became skeptical of Johns Hopkins University/Diploma NOW when officials received reports that a group associated with it that would have provided support services in the school, dished out the dough to four parents on West's school advisory council for outreach.
March 19, 1987
James J. Kilpatrick (Op-ed Page, March 13) should not have accepted U.S. District Judge W. Brevard Hand's findings about "secular humanism" upon which the judgment was made, in separating church from state, that "this religion denies the transcendent and the supernatural, therefore God. " Fundamentalists and extremist Catholics rightly deserve correction, since their ideas are retrogressive remnants of the darker aspects of medievalism. Without secular humanism as it is understood in its true sense, there would have never existed the Renaissance, its poets, such as Dante and Petrarch, its artists, such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, Brunelleschi, Giotto, the whole spirit of Platonism that gave us Roger Bacon, Copernicus, Galileo, etc. Without secular humanism neither would there have existed the romantic geniuses of literature, art and music.
September 14, 2001 |
Alex Lauterstein, a former architecture student, knows how to build. And the Uruguay native has taken to the turntables to engineer remixes. His edginess has won over clubgoers at New York's Roxy, Limelight, and Twilo Night Club - not to mention impressing Peter Rauhofer enough to garner a collaboration with the Grammy winner. He was also named "Best DJ" by Philadelphia magazine. In a marathon jam beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday and continuing until noon Sunday, Lauterstein will present his techno sound at Transit for the premiere of "Renaissance," a party that will also include Peter Bailey, Lee Jones, Dozia, Johnny Amsterdam and Gregg Foreman on the turntables To get away from the overplayed anthems of Benjamins and Cristal, head to the Grape Street Pub on Wednesday for "Thaphilliblaze," some non-formula hip-hop.
July 3, 1990 |
For years Ron sat alone in his room, all cross-dressed up and no place to go. Through his growing-up years near Chicago, through the near-misses of his frat-boy days in college, through the telling of the secret to his high school sweetheart and the trauma that ensued, Ron dressed in private, far away from everyone. No more. Not since the Renaissance. Once a month, he meets in a pastel-shaded suite in the heart of a King of Prussia office park with others like himself: men (and sometimes a few women)
March 29, 1988 |
That area along the Delaware River, anchored on the north by Philadelphia International Airport and Tinicum Township, and on the south by Chester and Marcus Hook, is on the verge of a major renaissance. This 14.6-mile riverfront corridor in eastern Delaware County consists of old abandoned plants and buildings, an underdeveloped waterfront, a series of one-industry-type towns and an extensive but outdated network of rail and highway facilities. A pervading sense of despair, long entrenched by the lack of any real progress toward returning to its past position of industrial strength, has mesmerized the area.
March 7, 2014 |
CAMDEN As contractors laid groundwork outside for the state's first "Renaissance" school, Gov. Christie and South Jersey political figures gathered inside - at the neighboring Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - to raise silver shovels to ceremonially launch the work. KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy is slated to be the first of the hybrid district/charter schools established under the Urban Hope Act. It will open in a temporary facility in the fall of 2014 with 100 kindergarten students, who will then move to the permanent 110,000-square-foot facility for elementary and middle school students in the fall of 2015, organizers say. "This stuff isn't easy to do," Christie said of turning around the city's struggling public school district, "but nor should it be easy for us to continue to ignore these children.
April 4, 2014 |
AS HEAD of the School Advisory Council at Steel Elementary, Kendra Brooks should be one of the first people to learn about major potential changes at the school, which two of her children attend. Apparently, that doesn't apply when a charter operator is poised to take it over. Brooks, co-founder of a community organization in Nicetown, said she was blindsided Friday when another parent told her that Mastery Charter Schools had been chosen to turn around Steel - three days before it was announced by the School District of Philadelphia.