Posts Tagged ‘public schools’

After 16-Year Hiatus, Mid-century Public Art To Return To Public View

After 16-Year Hiatus, Mid-century Public Art To Return To Public View

July 19, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The “Free Interpretation of Plant Forms” coming to Chestnut Hill, Point Breeze assents to partial residential conversion of Walter Smith School, neighbor wants to save tree from development in Pennsport, and public schools to double as community centers > more

A New Way To Right Blight

A New Way To Right Blight

November 4, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Returning citizens salvaging from blighted properties, the economics of bike corral deregulations, design charrette to consider two shuttered schools, and a new fountain for a South Philly park > more

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

At Bok Tech, School's Out Forever

At Bok Tech, School’s Out Forever

June 21, 2013  |  Last Light

This final day of school doubles as the final day of service for 23 public school buildings across the city. It's the sad end to a chapter written by students, teachers, alumni, and communities. Katrina Ohstrom brings us images of South Philly's Bok Tech final days on the clock > 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