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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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Mastery Charter opening South Philly Elementary school

Mastery Charter Schools, the well-regarded charter operator, will be opening a new elementary school in the former Stella Maris building at 814 Bigler St.

Mastery is holding two more informational sessions at the high school it already operates nearby, the Thomas Campus at 927 Johnston Street. One is tomorrow, Sat. Feb 16 at 10 to 11 a.m., and the other is Thursday Feb. 28 at 9 to 10 a.m. Application deadline for Fall 2013 is April 1.

Sure, this is deep South Philly, so maybe it’s a little far for some of our readers’ little ones to walk to. And yes, this news might not be as flashy as, say, a premier restaurateur laying down roots here. But Mastery has a proven record of academic rigor and high expectations for its students, meaning that it might make more young families want to stay in South Philly once their kids become of school age.

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