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Renaissance ReduxEditorial20 April 2016 Hite’s Newest Turnaround Plan Stirs Passion on Both Sides (Photo Left) Superintendent William Hite’s (right) new plan raises classic questions and concerns. Hite photo courtesy of www.phila.k12.pa.us. They called them Renaissance Schools in 2010, then they became Promise Academies or Renaissance Charters. Today, they are part of a “turnaround plan,” a nearly $24 million scheme — $16.5 million in current funding and an additional $7.2 million coming from the state — to turn around the lowest performing schools...Read More >>Renaissance Redux


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Unleash the curious kid in you at the Science FestivalSheila Simmons20 April 2016
Nine-day event promises to delight all ages (Photo Left) The Franklin Institute is one of several locations hosting festival events. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Science Festival. Spring in Philadelphia can be unpredictable, weather-wise. But one confirmation of the season that we’ve come to count on over the last six years is the Philadelphia...Read More >>
Shut Up & Dance, Martha!HughE Dillon20 April 2016
Spectacular entertainment at this year’s MANNA benefit Shut Up & Dance 2016 at the Forrest Theater was an event to remember. The audience was dazzled by new host Miss Martha Graham Cracker, her four-piece band, and beautiful never-before-seen choreography performed by the Pennsylvania Ballet, The Art Institute, and Brian Sanders’ Junk...Read More >>
What a Week for Villanova, Big 5Jeremy Treatman20 April 2016
Champion Wildcats join Hall of Famers at Big 5 banquet (Photos from Left to Right) Ryan Arcidiacono hoists up the men’s NCAA championship trophy at the parade. Photo by Joseph Gidjunis/City of Philadelphia (middle) Villanova coach Jay Wright and Mayor Jim Kenney celebrate the championship win. Photo by Joseph Gidjunis/City of Philadelphia (right) Villanova’s 1984-85 men’s...Read More >>


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Ken Smukler, publisher of Philadelphia’s largest weekly newspaper, The Liberty City Press, has a background in political technology and communications both locally and nationally.  Read more >>
Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy...Read more >>
Lucy Smukler is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. She is studying English and is interested in journalism and analytic writing. She is very excited to be a part of the Liberty City Press team. Read more >>
Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education.Read more >>
Sarah J. Glover is an award-winning photojournalist and multimedia journalist, specializing in photojournalism and video for the web.Read more >>
HughE Dillon Philly's Society Photographer; he's a columnist, television personality too. His photo work focuses on people, parties, celebrities and Philadelphia.  His photos have been published nationally and internationally. Including in People Mag,...Read more >>
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