Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham writes the Philly School Files blog, where she covers education in Philadelphia and beyond, both in and out of the classroom.
Earlier this month, they marched up a long Convention Center aisle to cheers, applause and snapping flashes. They are the Class of 2007 of Philadelphia Futures, the nonprofit organization that picks at-risk teenagers from city high schools and prepares them - from ninth grade - to earn college diplomas. There are mentors, tutors, and financial and emotional support.
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