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    • Schools Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Michael Nutter at a June press conference about the budget shortfall. (Nathaniel Hamilton/For NewsWorks, file)

Squeezing school $$ from tax delinquents: $28 million is in the balance

This article was made possible through a partnership between The Notebook and PlanPhilly As bad as the school district’s projections for this fiscal year already are, the actual bottom line could…

    • Stanton supporters say school is worth saving

Stanton supporters say school is worth saving

The School District of Philadelphia weighed a lot of factors before settling on the nine schools it proposes closing to eliminate some of the 70,000 empty seats in the city’s public…

    • Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

Schools bursting at the seams in the Northeast

For most Philadelphia neighborhoods, plummeting public school enrollment is a fact of life. In Northeast Philadelphia, however, there is a different problem altogether: too many students, and too few seats.Overcrowding…

    • City Controller calls for action on vacant school buildings owned by the Philadelphia School District.

City Controller calls for action on vacant school buildings owned by the Philadelphia School District.

City Controller Alan Butkovitz today accused the School District of Philadelphia of letting eight shuttered district buildings deteriorate into dangerously unsafe condition, and called the empty facilities “catastrophes waiting to happen.”…

    • SRC Chairman Wendell Pritchett (r) during facilities recommendations. At left is superintendent Leroy Nunery

City Council hears about school closings - sort of

This story is the product of a reporting partnership on the facilities master plan between the Notebook and PlanPhilly. The best proof yet that the School District of Philadelphia’s modest school…

    • Stanton

Did school district's facilities action pass the political smell test?

For months, the city’s political leaders had braced themselves for the storm of criticism and controversy they were sure to endure once the School District of Philadelphia finally released the gory…

    • University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

This story is the product of a reporting partnership on the facilities master plan between the Notebook and PlanPhilly. They were only 142 words, comprising just one proposal among 84 others…

    • University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

University City feeling the impact school closings and consolidation threat cast

This story is the product of a reporting partnership on the facilities master plan between the Notebook and PlanPhilly. They were only 142 words, comprising just one proposal among 84 others…

    • City Council members perturbed by facilities closures that are detailed in leaked School District document

City Council members perturbed by facilities closures that are detailed in leaked School District document

The already dysfunctional relationship between City Hall and the School District of Philadelphia was further complicated this week when the Public School Notebook published a leaked draft version of the district's…

    • West Philadelphia High School, a five-story, brick and limestone structure built in 1911-1912 at a cost of $1.3 million.

Expect politics aplenty as School District of Philadelphia moves to close schools

It is not yet entirely clear how the School District of Philadelphia will handle the biggest downsizing in its history. As many as 50 facilities are slated to be sold off…

    • Thomas A. Edison High (Julia de Burgos Middle School until 2003) is under agreement of sale for $600,000.

School district unveils new plan for selling off properties

Over the next three years, the School District of Philadelphia plans to close as many as 50 school buildings. The targets - which schools, which neighborhoods - for now remain…

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