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    • Alexander Wilson Elementary in University City could close. | PlanPhilly
Eyes on the Street

Community meetings about sale of vacant public schools [updated]

[UPDATED 2/12/14: The meeting about University City/Drew/Walnut Center scheduled for February 5, rescheduled for February 12 has again been rescheduled. It is now planned for February 26.] The School…

    • Bill Green - Caucus Room

On City Council, who will replace Bill Green?

Governor Tom Corbett announced Friday morning that he would appoint At-Large Councilman Bill Green to the top seat at the School Reform Commission, a move that will require Green to leave…

    • School District advertising

Council Committee approves advertising on school property

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Tuesday morning that would allow advertisements to be placed on public school property. The bill, which was sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown and…

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If TIFs are good for Center City hotels, they're good for schools, too

Last week, City Council took the first step in creating a Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) district to help fund a new hotel at 15th and Chestnut. TIF's allow cities to wager current…

    • School District advertising

A plan to advertise in public schools

It’s well known that Philadelphia public schools are very short on money, and on Thursday two members of City Council announced a plan by which students could help fund their own…

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Drexel, others anxious for University City High to be made available

Drexel University has its eye on University City High School. The school at 36th and Filbert streets in West Philadelphia was just one of 23 Philadelphia public schools shuttered in June,…

    • 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…

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    • Bok High School will be closed and absorbed into South Philadelphia High School.

PennDesign students develop a model for managing closed school buildings

This June, 23 Philadelphia public schools will be closed for good, adding around 65 acres to the city’s already heavy burden of vacant land. For the city, dealing with these soon-to-be-empty…

    • Abandoned Church | Theresa Stigale
Eyes on the Street

Jan. 7: Assumption for sale? | Eastwick flooding study | school and parish closings | Hite's action plan

Good morning, Streeters. Notice anything different around here? Besides our new look, here's this morning's Buzz:  Developer John Wei purchased the Church of the Assumption complex on Spring Garden in July…

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