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Focus on Schools in Crisis

Surrounded by uncertainty

After deep budget cuts and 24 closures, the District faces uncharted territory as students return to school.

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Previous cuts were bad enough, staffers say

Despite efforts to protect the classroom, years of staffing reductions and shortages have already taken a toll, educators and parents say.

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Families try to cope with neighborhood school closings

In North Philadelphia, families were confronted with a shrinking pool of school options.

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Closings prompt big adjustments at receiving schools

South Philadelphia High, Lea Elementary, and many others raced to prepare for a major influx of students from 24 shuttered schools.

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Questions and answers about the District’s budget gap

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Now sharing a building, 2 schools seek collaboration

After a successful battle to keep Beeber Middle School open, parents are a little uneasy that SLA@Beeber moved in, too. But the goal is mutual benefit.

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