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The School District of Philadelphia’s Lottery System

By: Liangquan Wu (282) Introduction to the Lottery System  In early November 2021, the School District of Philadelphia announced the lottery system for its magnet high school admissions. To be eligible for a high school’s lottery, a student would have to meet specific criteria listed by each school. For example, Central High School required its… Continue reading The School District of Philadelphia’s Lottery System

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Introducing the New School District Superintendent

By: Alexandra Kerrigan (281) On Friday, April 1, the school district’s 6-month long search for a new superintendent concluded with the selection of career educator and current North Carolina superintendent Tony B. Watlington. A team consisting of Mayor Jim Kenney, incumbent (and infamous) superintendent Dr. William Hite, and more collaborators decided that the administrator was… Continue reading Introducing the New School District Superintendent

Op-ed, Sports

The Challenge of Central Sports Teams

By: Henry Chiles (282) Central offers an impressively diverse array of sports to play. What other school has official golf, football, cheerleading, badminton, wrestling, and bowling teams? The amount of options available for every Central athlete is great, but unfortunately it also creates many challenges. Each sports team at Central is affected by frustrating external… Continue reading The Challenge of Central Sports Teams