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Ms. Whittle’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Franklin Towne Elementary Charter School
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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My seventh grade classes consist of wonderful boys and girls who come from varied economic strata and live in an inner city environment of row homes, public transportation, and corner delis. Happy as they are, they desperately need to experience other cultures, people and places. Some pass their time playing video and computer games inside or playing wire ball, stick ball, riding bikes in the street or playing “freedom” outside. Elaborate vacations and trips are not something that they have been exposed to. Many have never left the confines of their neighborhood. Through a lottery they gained admission to a charter school that has very high standards and an exceptional educational environment. Teachers and support staff move heaven and earth to help their students succeed. All subscribe to the mantra that it takes a village to raise a child and a Towne to educate one.

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My seventh grade classes consist of wonderful boys and girls who come from varied economic strata and live in an inner city environment of row homes, public transportation, and corner delis. Happy as they are, they desperately need to experience other cultures, people and places. Some pass their time playing video and computer games inside or playing wire ball, stick ball, riding bikes in the street or playing “freedom” outside. Elaborate vacations and trips are not something that they have been exposed to. Many have never left the confines of their neighborhood. Through a lottery they gained admission to a charter school that has very high standards and an exceptional educational environment. Teachers and support staff move heaven and earth to help their students succeed. All subscribe to the mantra that it takes a village to raise a child and a Towne to educate one.

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