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Northeast Philadelphia has five public high schools — Fels, Frankford, Lincoln, Northeast and Washington — but many students choose charter or magnet schools instead when it comes time to select non-private education.
A new map from our partners at NewsWorks outlines who in the catchment area of those five neighborhood schools actually attends them, and compares those numbers with citywide stats and charter and magnet attendance. continue reading »
Christopher Spence’s grandmother and mother held up photos of the former Frankford High football star at a rally days after his murder in 2011. Photo/Shannon McDonald
Almost two years after Christopher Spence was killed in a scuffle at Frankford’s now-closed T&T bar, the man accused of killing him is headed to prison.
Tyrese Ford will spend a minimum of 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. continue reading »
Two Northeast high schools have been removed from the “persistently dangerous” list. School District of Philadelphia officials announced today that six schools remain on the list – down from 10 last year.
Fels High School and Northeast High School have both been removed from the list. continue reading »
City and school district officials have reached an agreement to keep gyms and theaters in public schools open on afternoons and weekends. Cost-cutting plans announced amid the district’s $61 million shortfall included closing the facilities at the end of the school day.
Forty-eight schools will keep their extra-curricular doors open after hours through Saturday, March 17, according to Thursday’s announcement from the city. Twenty-five of those schools are in the Northeast: continue reading »
First of all, CBS3, 19124 is not Mayfair.
Somehow every news outlet in Philadelphia but you managed to determine that Large and Pratt streets intersect in Northwood.
So when a 10-year-old was hit by a car after school, and CBS rushed to alert everyone that a Mayfair child had been struck, parents in that neighborhood had to scramble to account for their kids. continue reading »
Northeast High School. Image/Google Maps
Public schools in Northeast Philadelphia use about 94 percent of their available space. That’s more than the 67 percent most School District of Philadelphia facilities use and more than the 80 percent the district confers.
The overcrowding issue was a big one for school officials and parents who attended a meeting earlier this month at Northeast High School. It’s one of 17 the district is holding following the release of its facilities master plan, and the second in the Northeast. continue reading »
The School District of Philadelphia recommends grade reconfigurations for Stearne School in Frankford and Lawton School in Wissinoming.
The School District of Philadelphia announced at Wednesday School Reform Commission meeting the recommended closure of nine city schools and reconfigurations to 17 others.
None of those closures are meant for Northeast schools, but two are part of the grade reconfigurations outlined in the district’s facilities master plan. Though specific plans for the schools haven’t been made clear, Henry W. Lawton School in Wissinoming and Allen M. Stearne School in Frankford both need reconfigurations, according to the district. continue reading »
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released its annual list of Persistently Dangerous Schools.
While the School District of Philadelphia cut its number of dangerous schools by almost half in the last year, 10 high schools remain on the list. And four of them are in the Northeast.
Fels, Frankford, Lincoln and Northeast high schools all meet the state qualifications for the list, based on the variety and number of violent incidents among students during the school year. These four were on the 2011-2012 list, and all made the list in 2009-2010. Harding Middle School also made the 2009-10 list, but has since dropped off.
Attendance was high Saturday at the fundraising party to help send a group of Frankford High School students to Paris. Photo by Stephen Schultz.
Twenty-five Frankford High School students will go to Paris in March 2012 with their teacher, Nafisah Curry.
Saturday, Curry led a large block party open to students, neighbors and the public to help raise money for the trip.
“Many of the students have never even traveled outside of Philadelphia and they initially believed that this trip was impossible for them,” Curry told NEast Philly. continue reading »
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While the rest of the city focuses on flashmobs and curfews, some teen leaders in Philadelphia are making names for themselves in other ways.
This morning, Frankford High School senior class president and football tight end Aaron Allison will be on WHYY’s Radio Times program from 10 to 11 a.m. continue reading »