Consultant says Philadelphia should close 29 to 57 schools

Aug. 4, 2012
Report says school system has 50,000 fewer students, but has not downsized facilities

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: A management firm has recommended that the Philadelphia school district should close between 29 and 57 schools in the next five years. About 50,000 students have left the district over the last decade, but it has not downsized accordingly and now faces a surplus of tens of thousands of seats, the consultant's report says.

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