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New Day, New Storm: The Latest on School Closings and Transit Delays

It’s a scene you’re probably accustomed to by now: Go to bed early, awake to find snow on the ground. This Monday morning storm was […]

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Philadelphia Public Schools Could Close Extra Day for Papal Visit

Philadelphia’s public school students could with something like a Fall Break around Pope Francis’ visit. Public schools are already closed Wednesday, September 23rd, for Yom Kippur […]


School Closings Are Hugely Controversial, But a New Study Suggests They Boost Student Performance

The two most polarizing words in Philadelphia education might be “portfolio model.” The phrase has induced hunger strikes, enraged Diane Ravitch and paved the way for two dozen Philadelphia public school […]


Morning Headlines: “No City Has Come Into a Windfall From Selling Buildings”

The city — and in particular City Council President Darrell Clarke — is hoping that by selling the empty school buildings, they’ll make $50 million […]

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We Want to Believe: Can the City Sell Vacant Schools As Quickly As It Says?

Mayor Nutter and School Superintendent Hite announced a revised plan to get all those closed schools sold on the real estate market. The new, improved Philadelphia […]

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Gallery: What’s Going to Happen To These Buildings?

When the Philadelphia school closures hit, what happens to all the buildings? See the gallery for some of the structures on the targeted list.