Ten Philly Schools Removed From Closure List

Inky’s Kristen Graham reports:

Ten schools would be spared closures or program mergers if new recommendations issued this morning by Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. are adopted.

The 10 — Meade, Cooke, Duckrey, Morris, McCloskey, Lankenau, Gompers, Overbrook Elementary, AMY at James Martin, Strawberry Mansion High — came off the closing, merger or program relocation list.

Two closures were added: M.H. Stanton and Beeber Middle.

Overall, there will be 29 building closures, down from the 37 originally proposed.

The School Reform Commission begins three days of hearings on the proposed closures on Thursday. See here for the schedule and rules of those hearings.