Philly education officials vote to close 8 schools

    Education officials in Philadelphia will close eight public schools in a bid to become more efficient and compensate for major enrollment declines.

    But citing grassroots support and student achievement, the School Reform Commission also voted to spare E.M. Stanton and Sheppard elementary schools — two schools that had been on the chopping block.

    See the full list of closing schools and get more details here at the Public School Notebook.

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