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Major zoning changes proposed for University City High School and surrounding areas

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill Thursday that would allow Drexel University to build a new mixed-use development on a property at 38th Street and Powelton Avenue that currently houses the…

    • Alexander Wilson Elementary in University City could close. | PlanPhilly
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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…

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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…

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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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Technically Philly: How Northeast High School tripled college-eligible test scores in 6 years

As one of the oldest and most diverse schools in Philadelphia, Northeast High School is used to change. In 2010, the school decided to completely overhaul its Advanced Placement program with…

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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…

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Fox Chase Elementary counselor told to teach or be laid off

Wanda Raudenbush does not consider herself a teacher. Yet for the first two months of school, she woke up every school day, went to Fox Chase Elementary school, and willed herself…

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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,…

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National teachers union president visits Philly, denied entrance to Lincoln High

A few dozen activists were so upset about the Philadelphia School District's budget crisis that they interrupted City Council's first meeting of the fall. The advocacy group Fight for Philly and…

    • 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 sold for $2.1 million, more than its asking price but a fraction of its assessed value

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…

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UPDATED Philadelphia Academy Charter School expects renewal, hopes for expansion [video]

Updated April 26, 2013 The School District of Philadelphia has announced it will "not recommend any expansions of charter schools to the School Reform Commission (SRC) for the 2013-14 school year…

How Washington High School keeps the dropout rate low

George Washington High School's four-year graduation rate is 80 percent -- the best in the city. There, and at Northeast High School, fewer than two-thirds of the student body qualifies as low-income,…

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What percentage of Northeast Philadelphia high schoolers drop out? [map]

Between 31 and 40 percent of high school freshmen in the 19124 zip code who entered ninth grade in the 2006-07 school year dropped out by 2012. That number is the…

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Interactive map: Percentage of Philadelphia students who attend their neighborhood elementary schools

In the Far Northeast, within city lines but long its own sprawling world, the traditional neighborhood public elementary school remains a popular option for families with young children. Take William H.…

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Interactive map: Who actually attends public high schools in Northeast Philadelphia?

Northeast Philadelphia has five public high schools -- Fels, Frankford, Lincoln, Northeast and Washington -- but many students choose charter or magnet schools instead when it comes time to select non-private…

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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…

Philly braces for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy will bring thousands of people an unplanned day off Monday, but it will be a wet, windy and anxious one. Philadephia Mayor Michael Nutter has urged everyone but essential…

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