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Students, parents upset over transfer of Kensington Health Sciences principal

The District's plan to overhaul 11 struggling schools drew complaints. The SRC also approved an expansion for FACTS Charter School.


Philly announces fate of 11 schools slated for turnaround

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent newsworks

No closures or Renaissance this year, Hite says

Eleven schools are targeted for intervention, which may include mergers or staff overhauls. Community meetings at each school to work on plans will start next week. In a related development, the Philadelphia School Partnership awarded a $1.1 million grant to Roxborough High.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Greg Windle

Rethinking school turnaround: A familiar story takes a new turn

by commentary

Turnaround school principals named

Principals at two of the four schools will remain in their roles.


Parents rally against converting school into charter, but supporters show up too


3 schools named to receive redesign awards

Fox Chase, Hancock, and Penrose will undergo internal school-led transformations.


Four charter organizations apply to convert three elementary schools


Mastery's CEO talks about expansion plan and Renaissance turnarounds


SRC to hear from parents about charter conversion plans

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