Education: Looking at What’s Next for Five Closed High Schools in Philadelphia

Education: Looking at What’s Next for Five Closed High Schools in Philadelphia

Education is one of the foundations of society, and yet schools in Philadelphia are hemorrhaging cash due to rising costs and stagnant revenues. Many have been forced to cut back on everything from school supplies and textbooks to programs and staff. Some have even closed their doors due to decisions by the School Reform Commission […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: School Mergers Raise Concern for Youth Violence

Overbrook: School Mergers Raise Concern for Youth Violence

[vimeo 65163182] As the school year comes to a close for students in the Philadelphia School District, some last days will be more somber than usual. The district’s plan to close 23 schools citywide, three of which are located in the Overbrook community, will be effective June 30. Samuel Gompers and Overbrook Elementary Schools will close […]