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  • Academic Calendar 2020-2021

    By unanimous vote at the Tuesday, February 11 Legislative board meeting, the Board of School Directors of Cheltenham School District adopted the following schedule for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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  • Glenside Library Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

    Glenside Elementary Librarian Christine Williames launched an entire month of Hispanic Heritage Month activities this week reading “stories around the world.” This week, kindergarten and first graders are “visiting” Mexico. During synchronous time, students are reading “The Runaway Piggy” (“El Cochinito Fugitivo”), written by James Luna and illustrated by Laura Lacamara. During asynchronous time...

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  • Equity Policy Approved

    At its Tuesday, Sept. 8 legislative meeting, the board unanimously approved its new equity policy. After creating an equity statement, the administration and board hosted more than a year of community and policy committee meetings to finalize the equity policy. As part of the district's continuing effort to dismantle systemic inequities, per the new policy, the board is ... "committed to the ...

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  • Glenside Resident, Education Law Attorney/Advocate Jennifer Lowman Fills Vacant Seat on CSD Board of School Directors

    A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law, Ms. Lowman worked for a dozen years at Philadelphia’s Education Law Center as director of client services / training and senior staff attorney. In those positions, Ms. Lowman advised and trained families and advocates on the implementation of the rights of public school students in the areas of school enrollment, discipline, special education and other areas.

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  • In Remembrance: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

    Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis passed away Friday, July 17 after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, Lewis was a central figure in the key civil rights battles of the 1960s, including the Freedom Rides and the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march.

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  • Juneteenth 2020

    Today, African-Americans celebrate Juneteenth, an annual holiday dating back to 1865 commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans this year, Juneteenth has experienced renewed interest as a day to celebrate freedom.

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