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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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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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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…

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Eyes on the Street

June 3: SCHOOLS: Inside Strawberry Mansion High School | Protesters should vilify politicians, not SRC | Public schools lack political capital | Fran Burns to become district COO

Good morning and welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s a raft of schools-related news on this rainy Monday: Diane Sawyer and a crew from ABC News followed Strawberry Mansion High…

    • Bok High School sold for $1.75 million

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…

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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New website to help parents choose a school in Philly

Many Philadelphia parents want to take advantage of the city's varied school options but feel they need better information. The Philadelphia School Partnership wants to help. PSP, along with Mayor Michael…

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Fels, Northeast removed from 'persistently dangerous' schools list

Two Northeast high schools have been removed from the "persistently dangerous" list. School District of Philadelphia officials announced today that six schools remain on the list - down from 10 last…

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Evidence shows state-test cheating in Philadelphia schools likely far worse than previously revealed [infographic]

Additional reporting by Dale Mezzacappa of the Public School Notebook; Infographic by Todd Vachon The scope of the Philadelphia School District's problem with suspicious erasures on state standardized tests is far…

    • It now costs more to visit the Art Museum, but tickets will be good for two days.
Eyes on the Street

Meet William Hite | giving Irwin T. Catharine his due | Rizzo defaced | Art Museum ups admission | Sunoco deal

Meet William R. Hite, Philadelphia’s new school superintendent. The Inquirer’s Kristen Graham profiled Hite, an educator who has served as school super in Prince George’s County, MD since 2009. Metropolis’…

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First Philadelphia Charter granted renewal

Despite concerns from some School Reform Commission members, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School's charter has been renewed. It was one of five charters renwed Friday, and the biggest approved expansion.…

    • Cathy Browning and neice Mikaila say they'll fight to help keep St. Josephat's open. Photo/Erin Dungee

Parent receives letter detailing St. Josephat's closure plan [updated June 28]

Cathy Browning and neice Mikaila say they'll fight to help keep St. Josephat's open. Photo/Erin DungeeUpdated, June 28 -- "I received a letter in the mail today from St. Josaphat’s…

    • lets Philadelphia students see all their public high school options and qualification requirements.

Developers pool data to help students weigh public high school options lets Philadelphia students see all their public high school options and qualification requirements. For middle school students looking into their high school options, the School District of Philadelphia has 60…

    • Thomas Creighton School will not become a charter. Image/Google Maps

UPDATED: School Reform Commission selects Universal to run Creighton charter

UPDATED June 4: The School Reform Commission voted Friday to put Creighton in the hands of Universal, which already operates other former district schools. The SRC chose Universal over a…

    • Today is primary day. Polls stay open until 8pm.
Eyes on the Street

Vote today | 40 schools could close 2013 | I-95 alternatives study | Sunoco talks with Carlyle | Thomas U. Walter's classics

It's primary day! Head out to your local polling place and vote until 8pm. Don't forget to bring your photo ID, they're not required for this election but you'll be…

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