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Persistently Dangerous Schools

(Students go through security screening at Fels High School.  2012 file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Report Shows Violence Continuing to Decline in Philadelphia Public Schools

The district says that overall, violent incidents declined 32 percent, down for the third year in a row.

09/11/2013

(Students and their belongings are screened at the entrance to Samuel Fels High School, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 1: Back From The Brink

Until this year, the Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia was listed as a “persistently dangerous” school, as defined by the state. But the climate is changing there.

10/04/2012

(A Philadelphia Police cruiser sits outside Gratz High School on September 20th following a shooting in the Broad Street subway that was initially believed to involve Gratz students.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Getting Tough on Violence

There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.

10/04/2012

(Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 4: More Than Toughness

In this report, KYW’s Mike DeNardo looks at how Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent plans to tackle school violence.

10/04/2012

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