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Three South Philly schools rank among best in the city

Last week the School District of Philadelphia announced the top-ranking schools in the city.

Pic of Kirkbride comes from friends group's Facebook page

Pic of Kirkbride comes from friends group’s Facebook page

Among the recipients of praise were three South Philadelphia schools, Kirkbride elementary, Christopher Columbus charter and the Academy at Palumbo.

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Academy at Palumbo team wins $140k in national science contest – out of 2,300 schools

The Academy at Palumbo magnet high school at 11th and Catharine streets will soon be getting $140,000 worth of new technology after a project by a team of students was chosen as one of five winners out of more than 2,300 schools nationwide.

The Academy at Palumbo, 11th and Catharine

The Academy at Palumbo, 11th and Catharine

Students learned they had won yesterday at an assembly, reports the Inquirer. Says the paper:

The team, made up of about 15 students and two teachers, used South Philadelphia crime data to create an algorithm mapping out the safest walking route from one location to another. … The algorithm assigns blocks around Palumbo a value from one to five. Numbers are based on the history of crime in the area. A street that has seen a recent shooting, for example, would be assigned a 5, while a street that has seen no recent reported incidents would be assigned a 1. The lower the value, the safer the street.

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Help turn a physics lab at Academy at Palumbo into student MakerSpace

Physics instructor Klint Kanopka has a few things – the support of his school community, a fundraiser on DonorsChoose.org and the idea to install an engineering lab at The Academy at Palumbo, a public magnet high school at 11th and Catharine.

And after about only two weeks of planning, Kanopka has already raised more than $2,000 to outfit the school’s burgeoning lab – or MakerSpace – with a 3D printer from MakerBot as the centerpiece.

A MakerBot, the contraption he's gunning for.

A MakerBot, the contraption he’s gunning for.

What he needs now, however, is a little more help.

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