Posts Tagged ‘historic schools’

City For Families? Millennial Parents Say So

City For Families? Millennial Parents Say So

October 28, 2014  |  Vantage

If schools are a key to retaining families, what is Philadelphia to do? Quite a lot, says David Feldman, who takes us inside the parent and community-led movement to invest in ten public elementary schools > more

Coming To Grips With Closing Schools And A Talk With Superintendent Hite

Coming To Grips With Closing Schools And A Talk With Superintendent Hite

June 11, 2013  |  Vantage

Next week, the School District of Philadelphia will shutter 23 schools across the city. Jessie Fox interviews Superintendent Dr. William Hite, while a grassroots group of artists band to document the closings and the nearly 4,000 employees laid off as a result band together > more

Spare A Dime For Bok's Memories: WPA Play Begins Tonight

Spare A Dime For Bok’s Memories: WPA Play Begins Tonight

April 18, 2013  |  News

The group CosaCosa brings the politics of the New Deal into a New Deal-funded auditorium in a school about to close--a song cycle for a cycle of economics and politics. Katrina Ohstrom previews the PIFA performance in words and photos > more

Great Depression To Great Recession: The Life And Death Of Bok High

Great Depression To Great Recession: The Life And Death Of Bok High

April 17, 2013  |  Vantage

A lens on American education policy at Bok, one of the only school buildings in the city to have been built completely by the WPA. Its closing leaves a students adrift and the future of vocational education in doubt. Katrina Ohstrom has the story and photos > more

Final Curtain For The Former Edison High

Final Curtain For The Former Edison High

February 28, 2013  |  News

The storied original Northeast High--famous and infamous--is being demolished for a strip mall and (in a phase 2) affordable housing. We have the latest on the development as well as remarkable photos from both 2007 and 2012 taken by Abandoned America's Matthew Christopher > more