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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2013
MASTERY CHARTER SCHOOL HOLDS ALL MASTERY POETRY SLAM
WHAT: On Friday April 26, 2013, from 4-7 pm, Mastery Charter Schools will hold an all Mastery Poetry Slam competition in celebration of National Poetry Month. Mastery Campuses can send up to 8 students in grades 7th to 12th to compete. In addition to bragging rights, cash prizes will be awarded.
WHO: Mastery Charter Schools 7th to 12th graders
WHEN: Friday April 26, 2013
WHERE: Mastery Charter School Lenfest Campus
35 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
30 -- 30 -- 30
About Mastery Charter Schools
Mastery Charter Schools is a non-profit charter school network currently operating twelve schools in Philadelphia serving nearly 8,000 families in grades K-12. Nine of our schools are turnarounds of low-performing district schools and a tenth is a charter turnaround. The first three turnarounds were School District of Philadelphia (SDP) middle schools that now serve students in grades 7-12. Test scores in each of the three schools increased, on average, more than 40 percentage points per grade and subject. Violence decreased by 80% and student turnover dropped by one-third. Mastery Charter School’s mission is to ensure that all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education, to compete in the global economy, and to pursue their dreams. “Excellence. No Excuses.”
For more information, please visit www.masterycharter.org.