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Student group funding: an imperfect process

(04/24/14 11:23pm)

The funding deficit for student groups — spurred in part by the moratorium imposed by the Student Activities Council in September 2012 — is nothing new. Neither, though, are alternatives to alleviate the funding squeeze. But for groups that aren’t SAC-funded, these sources often bring with them a number of restrictions and prerequisites that can make accessing their funds difficult.

In Philadelphia schools, national standards clash with local realities

(02/25/14 10:44pm)

This past fall, Sayre High School students in a program called “Leaders of Change” examined how Philadelphia and state schools function and came to a stark conclusion: Their school system is failing them. The theme that emerged, College sophomore and program volunteer Filippo Bulgarelli said, was that the students - all more involved and high-achieving than the average Sayre student - knew that something was wrong with their school, but didn’t know how it was being addressed.