New president for Philly’s oldest public school

    Students at Philadelphia’s oldest high school will start the next school year with a new president.

    Timothy McKenna, credited with improving South Philadelphia’s Furness High School, will take the helm at Central High School.

    A selection committee of faculty, students, parents and alumni chose McKenna from 13 candidates to fill the shoes of Sheldon S. Pavel, who will retire from Central in July.


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