Mount Airy’s Next Public Space

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  • NewsWorks analyzes the host of unintended consequences from the success of Philadelphia charter schools, including the funneling of resources away from district schools. “The introduction of choice into our school marketplace has really severed that relationship between neighborhoods and the schools located in those neighborhoods,” said Temple’s Carolyn Adams. Some predict that a likely solution would be bridging the increasing gap between charter and “neighborhood school” models.
  •  For PennPraxis’ Harris Steinberg, the Lower Schuylkill is “an area of both mystery and promise.” In his piece in the Inquireryesterday, Steinberg described his dreams for the pivotal location, where 68% of the city’s vacant or underused industrial land can be found.

 

 

 

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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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