School Closures

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St. Stephen’s School In Pennsauken To Close In June

The school, which opened in 1962, says the closure is due to financial difficulties caused by declining student enrollment.


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School District Makes 12 Changes To Closure Plan

One notable school coming off of the school closure list is Strawberry Mansion High School, which will remain open.


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Teachers, Students And Parents Gather To Protest Closing Of 37 Philadelphia Schools

The rally was organized by the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools and Juntos, a non-profit that works for equal rights for the Latino immigrant community.


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Local Non-Profit Offers Families Options For Children’s Education Amid School Closures

As Philadelphia school officials finalize school closures and future plans for public schools, a local non-profit is offering low-income families another option for their children’s education.


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Activists Opposed To Proposed School Closures Offer Their Own Plan

“Corbett’s budget hurt education around the state, not just Philadelphia. And we need to come up with a unified strategy with other districts around the state and restore the funding formula from 2008.”


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Parents, Teachers Rally Against Proposed Closures Outside Philadelphia School District Headquarters

Protesters rallied outside of the Philadelphia School District’s headquarters on North Broad Street just hours after the district announced the closures.


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Phila. School District Gathering Public Views on School Shutdown Criteria

The School District of Philadelphia has launched a series of public meetings as it explores permanently closing dozens of school buildings.


Top 5 Things To Do On A Snow Day In Philadelphia

Trying to figure out a way to spend a snow day that doesn’t include a couch and TV? Then look no further than this list of fun and exciting activities great for the whole family.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese To Begin Hearing Appeals On School Closures

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday begins hearing appeals from those schools trying to stave off closure.


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Three Catholic Schools In Delco Set For Closure This Year

Superintendent Mary Rochford confirms the closings of Our Lady of Charity school in Brookhaven and St. Philomena in Lansdowne. She wouldn’t immediately identify the third.