Words On The Street Featured on CBS3

Feb 11, 2011 No Comments ›› june.wilson

CBS3 ran a story on Words On The Street on their 4 o’ clock newscast. Watch it below!

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Words on the Street launches third year!

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments ›› solomoo4

Words on the Street 2012 hosts a red carpet book premiere at Prince Music Theater. Join Solomon Jones and celebrity guests for food, fun, film and more. Click for tickets.  

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Words on the Street on Fox 29

Sep 6, 2012 No Comments ›› solomoo4

Words on the Street was featured on Fox 29. Watch the in-depth interview, which lays out the literacy challenges faced by Philadelphia and other large school districts, how literacy and the drop-out rate are linked, and how Words on the Street is addressing the problem.

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Words on the Street on KYW Newsradio

Sep 6, 2012 No Comments ›› solomoo4

Words on the Street has twice been featured on Philadelphia CBS radio affiliate KYW Newsradio. Click to read a story transcript.

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Parent U. Hosts Our Workshops

Sep 6, 2012 No Comments ›› solomoo4

Words on the Street is able to effectively reach parents through its partnership with Parent University, a national model whose primary goal is to provide parents with evidence-based knowledge, skills and resources to support their children’s education and increase student achievement. Each participating parent received a free book and two free writing workshops with Solomon …

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Words Winner Tapes Radio Commercial

Sep 6, 2012 Comments Off solomoo4

Words on the Street winner Brittany Spicer, who graduated from Mastery Charter/Shoemaker Campus in 2012, and is now studying writing at Susquehanna University, recorded a radio commercial for the Words on the Street program in May. Spicer, who participated in the Words on the Street program in each of its first two years, had her story published in …

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Knight Arts Covers Words Awards

Sep 6, 2012 No Comments ›› solomoo4

Chip Schwartz of the Knight Arts Blog covered the 2012 Words on the Street awards ceremony. Students and parents from six schools were honored. Teachers, administrators and Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison joined the celebration. The students who wrote the top six stories received cash awards, and one student received a $250 scholarship from local …

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Power 99 FM Radio Interviews

Sep 5, 2012 No Comments ›› solomoo4

Four Words on the Street winners were interviewed by Clear Channel News and Public Affairs Director Loraine Ballard Morrill at the Bala Cynwyd studios of Power 99 FM. They were: Anibal Velez of Fels High School,  Ahkeel Timothy of Mastery Charter/Shoemaker Campus, Brittany Spicer of Mastery Charter/Shoemaker Campus, and Chaya Cleveland of Randolph High School. Each …

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Words on the Street is choosing schools for 2012

Sep 2, 2012 No Comments ›› solomoo4

Words on the Street is currently choosing schools for the 2012 program. In order to be considered for 2012, schools must provide an administrator or teacher to act as a liaison to the program. That liaison will work directly with Solomon Jones to determine the workshop schedule, story deadlines, and winning stories. Schools considering adding the program …

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Fels Workshops Finish Well

Apr 27, 2012 No Comments ›› june.wilson

Finished my Words on the Street workshops at Fels. Talented kids, strong teacher support. Enjoyed working with them!

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