Revised Philly school-closings list spares 10, adds 2

    Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite released this morning a revised list of recommended public school closures that would spare 10 from the chopping block.AMY at James Martin, Cooke, Duckrey, Gompers, Lankenau, McCloskey, Meade, Morris, Overbrook Elementary and Strawberry Mansion High have been removed from the recommended closures list. But M.H. Stanton in North Philadelphia and Beeber Middle School in West Philadelphia have both been added.

    Hite initially called for 37 school closures when he released details of the plan late last year. The backlash was immediate, and 38 alternative plans were submitted for the district to consider.

    The new list, which now calls for 29 closures, has not yet been adopted. School Reform Commission votes are scheduled for next month.

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