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Andrew Jackson Elementary teacher receives the ‘Oscar of teaching’

A normal Wednesday morning turned into the surprise of a lifetime for an Andrew Jackson Elementary school teacher.

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

The Milken Foundation held an assembly to award 29-year-old Jayda Pugliese, a 5th grade science and math teacher at the school, with the honor that some call the “Oscar of Teaching.”

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South Philly schools seeing continued increase in enrollment

Three South Philly recently ranked among the best in the city, showing some of the strong points in the education system in the city.

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

While many schools are doing very well, others in the Philadelphia School District have rapidly growing enrollment rates, with some schools even reaching capacity. Schools like Jackson and Meredith Elementary are currently at, or even over, capacity, showing that something needs to be done here. 

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Jackson Elementary’s principal wins ‘Best in Education’ award

Andrew Jackson Elementary School‘s principal, Lisa Kaplan, received a national award from The Best Schools for “Best in Education” for 2015.

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With this win comes a nice chunk of prize money for the school. $10,000 is already designated to the school with the receipt of this award, but Kaplan is also donating her $10,000 in prize money to the school.

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Grab a drink with Jackson Elementary parents at this event

Is your child set to go to school at Andrew Jackson Elementary?

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

In order to inform parents of future Jackson Jaguars, Friends of Jackson is holding an event for parents to grab a drink and discuss their child’s future and what the school has to offer.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

‘Tis the season of giving, Friends of Jackson to split $500 prize with Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary

Now, isn’t this NICE?

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

As you may have seen, Friends of Jackson Elementary (FoJ) finished as the top vote-getter in our poll for the $500 bet with HughE Dillon of PhillyChitChat. In the spirit of giving, they’ve decided to split the prize with Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary (NICE), who narrowly finished in second place.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

And the winning organization for the $500 is…

Friends of Jackson Elementary!

Congratulations to the friends group, which took in about 200 more votes than Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary out of more than 12,000 votes cast.

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

Andrew Jackson pic from greatphillyschools.org

We reached out to the group this morning to find out what they intend to put the money toward, but haven’t heard back yet.

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