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    • Fox Chase School (A) and the Arts Academy at Rush (B) will get more seats in September. Image/Google Maps

Fox Chase School, Arts Academy at Rush to add seats

Fox Chase School (A) and the Arts Academy at Rush (B) will get more seats in September. Image/Google Maps The School District of Philadelphia announced yesterday it plans to add more…

    • Solis-Cohen (A) and Pollock (B) schools are two of Philadelphia's top 12 feeder schools for Masterman High School. Image/Google Maps

Two Northeast schools among the handful that send the most students to Masterman

Solis-Cohen (A) and Pollock (B) schools are two of Philadelphia's top 12 feeder schools for Masterman High School. Image/Google Maps Getting into the  Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Center…

    • William Levering Elementary School in Roxborough (1895) is the oldest of the nine schools slated for closure. 
    • The Levering School, 6000 Ridge Avenue.

Schools threatened with closing reflect a timeline of historic architecture

This report is a product of William Penn Foundation funded reporting partnership between Plan Philly and the Notebook. Since the Philadelphia School District announced in November the possible closings of…

    • Developer dreams on an artsy future for old school at Spring Garden and Broad
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Developer dreams on an artsy future for old school at Spring Garden and Broad

Developer Eric Blumenfeld is dreaming up a new future for the vacant Thaddeus Stevens School of Practice on Spring Garden Street east of Broad. Blumenfeld is in contract to acquire the building…

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Straight talk to the SRC: Video voices for Sheppard and Stanton

By Dale MezzacappaFor The Notebook and PlanPhillyThursday night bright-shirted supporters of E.M. Stanton (yellow tees) and Sheppard (purple), two of nine schools slated for closing, brought their case to…

    • Students were the winners at the 2012 Northeast High School Talent Show. Photo/Christopher Wink

Students take the trophy at Danza's Northeast High School talent show [video]

Students were the winners at the 2012 Northeast High School Talent Show. Photo/Christopher Wink Organized it wasn't, but that mattered little to the crowd that packed the Northeast High School auditorium…

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Deal will keep 25 Northeast schools open after-hours

City and school district officials have  reached an agreement to keep gyms and theaters in public schools open on afternoons and weekends. Cost-cutting plans announced amid the district's $61 million shortfall…

    • Meetings will be held this month at Northeast and Lincoln high schools to review the criteria for the new superintendent of the Philadelphia School District. Image/Google Maps

Two Northeast meetings planned on search for new school district superintendent

Meetings will be held this month at Northeast and Lincoln high schools to review the criteria for the new superintendent of the Philadelphia School District. Image/Google Maps Two meetings have been…

    • Northeast High School. Image/Google Maps

At facilities meeting, talk turns to overcrowding at public schools in the Northeast

Northeast High School. Image/Google Maps Public schools in Northeast Philadelphia use about 94 percent of their available space. That's more than the 67 percent most School District of Philadelphia facilities use…

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District tries out new tone at W. Philly facilities meeting

Again striking a new, more conciliatory tone, senior officials from the School District of Philadelphia last night presented their facilities master plan to an audience of about 100 parents and community…

    • The School District of Philadelphia recommends grade reconfigurations for Stearne School in Frankford and Lawton School in Wissinoming.

Three Northeast meetings part of School District's facilities plan outreach

The School District of Philadelphia recommends grade reconfigurations for Stearne School in Frankford and Lawton School in Wissinoming. The School District of Philadelphia announced at Wednesday School Reform Commission meeting the…

    • Mayfair Memorial Playground -- on Lincoln High School's property -- remains unused for now.

School Reform Commission weighs next step in Mayfair Memorial Playground rebuild

During its regularly scheduled meeting this week, the School Reform Commission is expected to weigh in Wednesday on the next step in rebuilding the Mayfair Memorial Playground. A vote will…

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

District budget crisis focuses pols on school closings

For the past year, City Hall has regarded the looming closure of up to 50 public school buildings as a headache on the horizon: an issue that was sure to…

Philadelphia school district talks capital budget with planning commission

City Planner Jametta Johnson and two Philadelphia School District officials told the planning commission that new and remodeled schools are being built with the environment in mind.West Philadelphia High School,…

    • District consultant Tracy Richter, CEO of DeJong-Richter, sat down with the Notebook last week for an extensive interview on the

Q&A: School District officials on closings and "adaptive reuse"

On April 7, the School District of Philadelphia unveiled a new draft of its Facilities Master Plan, calling for up to 50 buildings to be closed by 2014. PlanPhilly has partnered…

    • The city is in for more snow, in addition to the 20+ inches seen here in the December 2009 storm. Photo by Bill Achuff.

School Closings: 12/27

Here is the official word on school closings for Monday, Dec. 27, as stated by the School District of Philadelphia: *Note: This post may be updated as new information comes in.…

Darrell Clarke: Philadelphia Energy Authority board members named in two weeks

Finalizing a city energy authority and better empowering the city to fight blight are the two top resolutions in 2011 for Councilman Darrell Clarke, he told residents at the Northwood Civic…

    • Arlene Ackerman, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, prepares for her keynote speech at the Camelot graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Ceislet Media & Issue Advocacy.

Ackerman keynote speaker at Camelot graduation ceremony

From Camelot Schools: “Don’t ever give up, “ was the message Philadelphia School District Superintendent Arlene Ackerman gave more than 200 students -- once deemed potential drop-outs -- as they received their…

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