PHILADELPHIA–“On behalf of the members and the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, I want to congratulate the principal and all of the wonderful educators, students and parents of Penn Alexander for winning the Blue Ribbon Award.
“Starting in 1999, the PFT, for two years, worked closely with the District and the University of Pennsylvania to create Penn Alexander. The result of that hard work and cooperation has been a string of awards and accolades, including today’s tremendous honor.
“Though this award is being given to Penn Alexander, it’s an honor to be shared by teachers and school staff across the city. It’s also a testament to what is possible when educators and community stakeholders come together to improve neighborhood public schools. Collaboration is a winning approach that has brought national distinction to Penn Alexander.”
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