Wednesday, September 07, 2005

HIGH SCHOOL PROMOTING PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE OPENS IN PHILADELPHIA

In the City of Brotherly Love a new high school opens dedicated to teaching students about nonviolent conflict resolution and social justice In the City of Brotherly Love, community activists seeking an alternative to the local school district’s two military academies successfully pushed for the creation of a high school devoted to educating students about nonviolent solutions to conflict. Yesterday marked the official opening of the Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice, a magnet school with an enrollment of over 250 students from grades nine through twelve.

What distinguishes this school from other schools in Philadephia is its “rigorous academic program including the study of peace, violence prevention and social justice issues” and its commitment to teach students “conflict resolution and problem solving skills to effect positive change, locally and globally”.

For more information about Parkway Northwest High, click here.