Roxborough High School

(Nutter meets with principal Dana Jenkins, second from right, and parents at Roxborough High.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter Visits City Schools To Highlight Importance of Education Funding

Nutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

File Photo of an 'amnesty box'. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Program Designed To Allow Philadelphia Students To Surrender Contraband Into “Amnesty Boxes” On Hold

The pilot program announced last fall put steel Kevlar-lined “amnesty boxes” at Fels, Edison and Roxborough High Schools.


(Eileen DiFranco is a nurse at Roxborough High School.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia School Nurses Press For No-Layoff Solution To Budget Crunch

Eileen DiFranco, a nurse at Roxborough High School, is among the organizers of weekly protests at the school administration building.


(Credit: John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio)

Many Parents, Teachers, Students Attend Philadelphia School District Planning Meeting

The first of a series of planned community meetings took place Saturday in Roxborough on the Philadelphia’s School District’s plan to close nine schools and reconfigure dozens of others.


(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Mayor’s Office: ‘Use Common Sense,’ Leave Flood-Prone Areas

Here in Philadelphia, officials continue to monitor the approach of Hurricane Irene.


(A police cordon marks the area where Roxborough student Rashawn Anderson was shot to death on Monday night.)

Roxborough HS Students Mourn Loss Of Classmate In Shooting

His family says Rashawn Anderson dreamed of playing in the NBA one day, but police say the 18-year-old was shot multiple times in the head on Monday night in the Abbottsford Homes complex, in Hunting Park.


Roxborough High Student Gunned Down In North Philadelphia

Police are investigating the shooting death of a high school student in North Philadelphia late Monday evening.