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What should be done with University City High School after it closes?

By thenotebook on May 14, 2013 03:53 PM

AxisPhilly will hold the second of its Schoolhouse Watch forums tomorrow to discuss the fate of University City High School. Solomon Jones will moderate a panel that includes City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and civic and business leaders from the area.

Community members are encouraged, as part of the ongoing project, to register, attend, and engage with area experts and leaders in a conversation on how best to use the 23 school facilities that will close down later this summer.

The forum will take place at 4 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 3500 Baring St. You can also watch the forum live.

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Comments (6)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 14, 2013 4:20 pm

turn it into a huge roller disco................

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 14, 2013 5:18 pm

Penn will buy it. Penn will then build on most of it and lease the rest of it back to the School District 10 years in the future for all the kids of Penntrification.

Submitted by Joe K. (not verified) on May 14, 2013 7:11 pm

Bingo----You got it !! Bet on it or something very similar to it. By the way, the powers that be already know the answer and money already has been exchanged. Big city politics--there are no coincidences. Congrats.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 14, 2013 6:25 pm

It is not just Univ City - Drew is also on the property. Now, a bank on the corner is also listed for sale. I assume Penn, Drexel or the science centers will buy it. Hopefully, there will at least be an historical marker at all of the schools acknowledging life before the Phila. School Partnership began running the School District.

Submitted by Adam Smith (not verified) on May 15, 2013 6:49 am

There are many schools in the state those who are providing education. In order to more better education Axis Philly would be organizing a council meeting which will helping them in recognizing the opportunities. They will organize a meeting in which they will be deciding about different reforms for schools.
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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 15, 2013 4:43 pm

Watch out Philadelphia School Partnership is being "established" the same way BCG was in 2007, Millions of $$$$$$$ to advise & consult above all to no "IMPROVEMENT" just control!...what about our STUDENTS education and TAXPAYERS donation???? Money TALKS...BS WALKS....Takeover STALKS.....U NO IT!!!!!!

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