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Holiday shopping? Check this out!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in General | No Comments

You can get some great stocking stuffers and support the Workshop School and our after school program Workshop Industries during this wonderful season of giving. It’s easy. You make a tax deductible contribution and we’ll make sure you get your items in time for the holidays. Here’s a link to our Holiday Shopping Guide. See […]

Talking With Students About Ferguson and Racism

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in General | No Comments

This post was written by Workshop teacher Kathleen Melville, and originally appeared on the Teaching Tolerance blog.  I’ve been talking about race and racism with my students. We’ve been talking about Ferguson, critiquing the ways various media have covered the case, identifying pernicious stereotypes about young people of color and seeking out ways to create […]

Student voices: The Small Free Library project

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in General | No Comments

During the fall of 2014, tenth graders at the Workshop School are researching, designing, building, and installing Small Free Libraries (SFL) across the West Philadelphia community.  With the help of three partners — the 52nd Street Development Corporation, the University City District, and Bartram’s Garden — we hope to have fifteen of these boxes this […]


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