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Inside the private meeting on Camelot and Germantown

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Community leaders expressed cautious optimism after Wednesday’s private meeting with Councilwoman Cindy Bass and state Rep. Stephen Kinsey about for-profit Camelot Schools’ plan to bring alternative education to Germantown High School. The private meeting, which occurred after representatives from Camelot further detailed the company’s plan to consolidate its three locations at Germantown High School, took place […]

Farewell to Bok Tech

As the familiar notes from Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” welcomed their arrival in the auditorium of Edward Bok Technical High School, 1901 S. Ninth St., June 20, 151 seniors displayed a blend of gladness and sadness.

Photo essay: At Bok Tech, School’s Out Forever

Katrina Ohstrom is one of a handful of artists who’ve rallied to document the final days of the 23 public schools which close their doors for good this afternoon. She’s been shooting Edward W. Bok Technical High School at Ninth & Mifflin in South Philadelphia.

Deal said to be in works on Philly school finances

Gov. Corbett’s administration – along with city and state officials – is working to assemble a funding package that could pump as much as $100 million more into the coffers of the Philadelphia School District, according to sources with knowledge of the high-level talks. But the money, which could include federal funds the state would send to the cash-strapped district, might come with hefty strings attached, they said.