Posts Tagged ‘School District of Philadelphia’

Historic Parish Complex In Kingsessing Gets New Life As Charter School

Historic Parish Complex In Kingsessing Gets New Life As Charter School

July 18, 2016  |  News

The much lauded Independence Charter School will transform the vacant Most Blessed Sacrament campus, reports Ann de Forest. But questions remain about the future of the Neo-Renaissance church, abandoned by the Archdiocese in 2007 > more

Old City's Last Friday Angst

Old City’s Last Friday Angst

December 8, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Tracking the boom-and-bush of the art gallery scene, PHL expansion process moving along, and righting school district resource allocation > more

Philly Schools Offer Lessons in Architecture. Can We Pass the Preservation Test?

Philly Schools Offer Lessons in Architecture. Can We Pass the Preservation Test?

December 2, 2015  |  Vantage

Philadelphia's public school stock is an incredible melange of architectural styles and eras. With only four schools legally protected by the local historical register, not much stands in the way of developers opting for demolition over reuse. Contributor Ben Leech raises a red flag with this call for a reexamination of district policy and a citywide preservation intervention > more

Necessary Changes Made To 2nd Casino’s Master Plan

Necessary Changes Made To 2nd Casino’s Master Plan

October 7, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Planning Commission gives Live! the go-ahead, what Wister Elementary parents think of charters, improving the city’s mortgage-diversion program, Jefferson and Aria considering merger, and microbrewery envisioned next to Granary > more

In Thomas Paine Plaza, A Sampling Of Mass Incarceration

In Thomas Paine Plaza, A Sampling Of Mass Incarceration

October 2, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A look at Sam Durant’s Open Source piece across from City Hall, ribbons and fishing lines cast at Pier 68, and Hite’s annual school reshuffling proposals > more