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Public Meetings Begin To Discuss Permanently Closing Dozens Of Philadelphia Schools

The School District of Philadelphia on Tuesday launched a series of public meetings as it begins the process of permanently closing dozens of school buildings.


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Official: Catholic School Closings May Save Public Schools Money On Transportation

Area public school districts that transport students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will soon be altering plans for next year, when the students are transitioned to new schools, because of the just-announced closings and mergers.



Parishioners In Delaware County React To Catholic School Closings

The recommendation to close or consolidate several Catholic Schools was on the minds of many parishioners during Sunday mass.



Hugs And Tears For Soon-To-Close West Catholic

Students huddled and hugged, some cried, outside West Catholic High School, upon news the school is on the closing list.


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Philadelphia Adds 2 Days Onto School Year; Too Many Snow Days

The district had only two snow days built into its calendar for the 2010-2011 school year. Schools were closed for four days this academic year.


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Icy Morning Makes Travel Treacherous

Many areas of the Delaware Valley were very, very slippery early this morning . Sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, and steps were often a sheet of ice, making walking and driving hazardous.


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Working Parents Struggle To Find Activities For Kids On Snow Days

The snow is not only difficult to trudge through, it also makes life difficult for parents who need to find activities for their kids who have off from school.


From Ben Bowens

Philadelphia Public, Archdiocesan Schools Closed

Philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools will be closed Friday, January 28th because many Philadelphia streets remain impassable.


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School Administrator Admits: When Snow Falls, We Sweat

Hatboro-Horsham School District superintendent Curtis Griffin says the decision to keep schools open — or not — during winter weather is more complex than one might perceive it to be.


Winter storm dumps snow, ice, rain on region - January 18, 2011.

Snow, Freezing Rain Slow Commute Across Tri-State

Commuters around region are advised to allow extra time to get to work because of a winter storm that brought snow, ice and rain overnight.


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Woman Found Dead After Heavy Rain Floods Region

Record rainfall flooded roads, stranded motorists and residents, prompted water rescues around the region and claimed the life of a woman in Collegeville.