Like the district's high teacher-turnover schools, Isaac A. Sheppard School in West Kensington has its challenges. But its teachers stay for years, thanks to support from strong principals and from one another.
Experts say a stable teaching staff is crucial to a school’s academic success, and turnover of 25 percent in a year is cause for alarm. Twenty-six Philly schools experience turnover far beyond that measure, an Inquirer investigation has found.
“Only certain types of people come to fine art galleries. Putting my work on the street feels Democratic,” said Joe Boruchow, a street artist who poked fun at the Union League of Philadelphia over the weekend by depicting a Confederate flag flying above the historic building.
Ruth “Momma” Dietz Eni, a working mother and grandmother who led Dietz & Watson as chairwoman and a decade ago became the well-known, bespectacled face of the Philadelphia meat and cheese company’s advertising, died Friday at a Mount Holly hospice following a sudden illness. She was 94.