March 4, 2002 |
We will soon see whether prosecutors have a strong case against four former members of the Symbionese Liberation Army who were arrested last month and charged with a 1975 murder and bank robbery in a Sacramento, Calif., suburb. Perhaps the evidence has gone stale after nearly 27 years, and the prosecution is simply availing itself of a terrorism-averse political climate. But it's a safe bet that many will mislabel the case and tell us that a generation of activists is going on trial.
August 10, 2010
Science Leadership Academy, a Philadelphia School District magnet high school, has been named one of 10 "most amazing" schools in the United States by a panel of education experts and the staff of Ladies' Home Journal. An article on the schools appears in the magazine's September edition, on newsstands Tuesday. SLA is Philadelphia's only pick on the list, which also includes schools in Boston, Houston, Miami, Denver, Washington, Cincinnati, Fremont, Calif., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Henderson, Minn.
August 9, 2010 |
Science Leadership Academy, a Philadelphia School District magnet high school, has been named one of 10 "most amazing" schools in the U.S. by a national publication. SLA, as it's known, was chosen by a panel of education experts and the staff of the Ladies' Home Journal. An article announcing the top 10 schools appears in the magazine's September edition, which hits newsstands Tuesday. SLA is Philadelphia's only pick on the list, which includes schools in Boston, Houston, Miami, Denver, Washington, D.C., Cininnati, Fremont, Cal. and Henderson, Minn.
May 23, 2000 |
With his world crumbling around him, South Lebanon Army Col. Nabil Abu Rafeh sips thick Turkish coffee and talks tough. His Israeli allies are pulling out, Hezbollah fighters are overrunning SLA positions, and SLA soldiers are defecting or fleeing. But Abu Rafeh insists the fight will go on. "The decision has been taken," he says firmly. "I will stay. " For 20 years, Abu Rafeh has commanded SLA fighters in the "security zone" established by Israel inside southern Lebanon as a buffer against cross-border attacks.
August 2, 2014 |
Chris Lehmann, the founding principal of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy, has shown Bill Gates around the magnet high school in Center City. He was at the Franklin Institute when President Obama handed out accolades to SLA's Class of 2012 and said students' talents in math, science, and technology signaled a bright future for the country. And on Thursday, Lehmann, one of the district's most-honored principals, won a major national award. The McGraw Hill Financial Research Foundation in New York City named him the winner of the Rising Star Prize, one of three in the 2014 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education.
June 1, 1999 |
An Arabic literature teacher by profession, a fighter by necessity, 44-year-old Abu Eli last week made the career decision of a lifetime. He turned in his gun, with the hope that he would soon witness a new chapter of peace in the tragic history of southern Lebanon. "I put down my gun, with all my heart, praying that after 20 years of war, we can go on to a new way of living," explained Abu Eli, an elegant man who lounged in a long silk shirt as he sucked on a Marlboro in his shell-pocked stone house.
September 26, 2012 |
Powel Elementary, a tiny K-4 public school in West Philadelphia, has long been regarded as an oasis in its neighborhood - a safe and strong school where children achieve. But parents often worry: With a dearth of good post-Powel options, what happens after children finish fourth grade? They got a boost Monday when the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) awarded Powel a grant to plan to add a fifth grade and develop a brand-new middle school modeled after Science Leadership Academy (SLA)
August 23, 2013 |
THE SCHOOL REFORM Commission last night approved license agreements for five Renaissance charter schools, among other resolutions, during its last meeting before the school year begins. There were spirited speeches, a fair share of boos and frustrated audience members carrying posters criticizing the district, and a well-attended protest outside district headquarters, but last night's SRC meeting was more subdued than last week's emergency session, during which the commission unanimously voted to suspend certain sections of the state public-school code.
April 30, 2010 |
Shareesa Bollers often seeks out her teachers after class, eager to soak up just a little bit more knowledge. She runs track, gives tours of her school, helps select its new teachers, and is a playwright and actress. "She is one of the most voracious and tenacious learners that we have. She is dogged in her pursuit of understanding," said Diana Laufenberg, a social studies teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and Bollers' student adviser. "She's just a cool kid," said Christopher Lehmann, the Center City magnet school's principal.
June 13, 2000 |
Endless waves lap the shoreline here as Abdullah Khoury smokes cigarettes and waits. But for what? A new life in Israel? A future overseas? A return to his native Lebanon? As a former fighter in the South Lebanon Army, Khoury faces a hazy future. Ten days into his new life as a civilian at an Israeli army rest-and-recreation camp north of Tel Aviv, all he knows for sure is what he left behind - two loving parents, a newly built house, a nice car, and his homeland. He is among 6,000 pro-Israel Lebanese fighters and civilians who fled to Israel when it withdrew its troops last month.