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Join us at the University of the Arts!

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Thursday, June 11 we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary as an independent news organization and watchdog supporting quality education in Philadelphia. Come party with us from 4:30-7 p.m. at the University of the Arts – Dorrance Hamilton Hall at Broad and Pine.

Admission is $60 and discounts are available for student, parent, and teacher groups. Purchase an admission online today or email us to reserve now and pay later.

We’re going to be reflecting on 15 years of education activism and reporting (including a photo display from our first 15 years), and looking forward to the future of journalism with our fifth annnual student journalism awards. Students from Northeast, Fels, Masterman, and Central high schools will be honored at the event for their outstanding work on student newspapers.

"Student newspapers are making a comeback," noted Notebook editor Paul Socolar.

And with 15 years of publishing, the Notebook is a strong example of the continued vitality of newspapers–in print and on the web. Come celebrate these achievements with us! For more information please check our event page.

Sponsors (list in formation)

Sustaining Sponsors:

Partnership Sponsors: Communities in Schools of Philadelphia, Inc., La Salle University, Nova Southeastern University, Saint Joseph’s University Graduate Arts & Sciences Program
Ally Sponsor: The Maramont Corporation
Contributing Sponsors: All City Transportation, Inc., Atlantic Express of Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley High School, Durham School Services, Foundations, Inc., IKEA South Philadelphia, Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School, Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus, Temple University College of Education, University of the Arts
Student Journalism Awards Sponsor: Philadelphia Eagles

Host Committee (list in formation): Judy Adamson, Christie Balka, Joseph Blanc, Jane Century, Jolley Bruce Christman, Susan DeJarnatt and Peter Schneider, Quibila A. Divine, Cred Dobson, Sharon Easterling, Vicki Ellis, Fred and Cindy Farlino, Dr. Deidré R. and Larry W. Farmbry, Carol S. Fixman, Mary Goldman, Philip R. Goldsmith, Helen Gym and Bret Flaherty, Jerry T. Jordan, State Rep. Babette Josephs, Debra Kahn, James and Susan Lytle, Joan Mazzotti, Myrtle and Khia Naylor, Dina Portnoy, Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sanchez, Len Rieser and Fernando Chang-Muy, Joan Sage, Brett Schaeffer, Susan Schewel, Laura Shubilla, Stan Shubilla, Sally A. Simmons and Charles A. Thrall, Toni Bynum Simpkins, Mary Ann and Elmer Smith, Sid and Sandy Socolar, Bert and Lynne Strieb, Deborah Toney-Moore, Eva Travers, Sharon Tucker, Betsey Useem, Debra S. Weiner, Ron Whitehorne and Patty Eakin, David and Betsy Wice, Jeff and Kellie Wicklund, Ilene Winikur, and Erica Young.

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