Wm. Penn High School Gets 'Another Chance'
by KYW's Mike DeNardo
It's a stay of execution for William Penn High School in North Philadelphia.
A parade of advocates and alumni pleaded with the School Reform Commission not to close William Penn High, and superintendent Arlene Ackerman says she heard them. Even though the district staff recommended closing William Penn, saying enrollment was dropping and the heating system was on the verge of failure, Ackerman withdrew a resolution to close the school.:
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