Penn Alexander

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

School District Changes Penn Alexander Admission To A Lottery

Parents who camped out for coveted spots at a Philadelphia elementary school met with district officials yesterday over the decision to change the first-come-first-served admissions process.


Video intercom on the desk of Penn Alexander principal Sheila Sydnor (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Safety Experts Help Some Philadelphia Schools Improve Security

Some Philadelphia schools are getting new security intercoms, thanks to safety professionals holding a convention here next week.


(Credit: Pat Loeb)

West Philadelphia Parents Wait In Line For Hours To Get Kids Into Neighborhood Public School

Parents waited in line for 24 hours for today’s kindergarten registration at a West Philadelphia public school, but many of them got turned away. The demand for a slot in the school has grown steadily over the last several years.