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March 30, 2012 | BY KRISTEN A. GRAHAM & MARTHA WOODALL, Inquirer Staff Writers
THE PHILADELPHIA School Reform Commission voted Thursday night to close eight public schools - but spared two high-performing schools whose communities have rallied for months to save them. Closing are Harrison, Drew and Levering elementary schools; Pepper and Sheridan West middle schools; and FitzSimons and Rhodes high schools and the High School for Business and Technology. E.M. Stanton and Issac A. Sheppard schools will stay open. "Thank you for listening, for having a genuine process, an engaged process," Stanton parent Temwa Wright gushed after the SRC removed Sheppard and Stanton from the closing list.
NEWS
October 30, 2006 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An elementary school in the heart of North Philadelphia has grabbed the national spotlight for dramatically improving its test scores. The initial jumps were so large the Philadelphia school district verified them by having some students retake the tests. Over four years, the number of fifth graders scoring at the highest level - advanced - soared from 1.2 percent in math and reading to 42.1 percent in math and 29.8 percent in reading. How did M. Hall Stanton Elementary School do it?
NEWS
January 14, 2003 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 100 parents, teachers, community mentors and others last night packed E.M. Stanton Elementary in South Philadelphia, to fight for the 75-year-old school's survival. With its new principal and private manager this year, Stanton should be given at least five years to raise test scores and drive up enrollment, parents and educators said. "The school board just decided to take us off the stove, turn the fire off, throw the stew out, just when we're starting to smell good.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
They're from different parts of the city and had nothing in common - except for their predawn Wednesday wake-up call: court warrant officers arresting them for failing to appear for jury duty. Actually, it was more than that. Not only did they ignore at least two calls for jury duty, they ignored a summons telling them to appear in court May 21 or be held in contempt. Yes, we're talking about scofflaws in Philadelphia's new Juror Scofflaw Court. Two of the three - Timothy Shissler, 42, of Frankford, and John Sparks, 56, of Brewerytown - pleaded guilty before unsmiling Common Pleas Court Judges John W. Herron and Jeffrey P. Minehart.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Henry Scott's first day of school will be a big deal. And not just because the 6-year-old is planning on "learning new things, like math and how to read," in first grade. Henry's first day matters because his parents could have sent him to private school. They could have moved to the suburbs. They could even have sent him to the highly regarded Independence Charter School in Center City, where he had a spot waiting. But Jill and Mark Scott chose E.M. Stanton at 17th and Christian Streets, their neighborhood public school, for Henry.
NEWS
March 23, 1989 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
In an effort to preserve some open space in the southeast corner of Westtown, township officials are finalizing plans to purchase two adjoining tracts totaling 13.6 acres. Township solicitor Robert Adams told the Board of Supervisors at its meeting Monday that settlement was scheduled for April 7 on the township's purchase of the Stanton and Rupp properties on the north side of Route 926, across from Powder Horn Lane. The property is bordered by Willistown Township and by Edgmont Township, Delaware County.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thursday's School Reform Commission meeting is shaping up to be the most crucial in recent memory, with decisions expected on nine school closings and the introduction of a 2013 budget that could contain a shortfall of up to $400 million. School closings have been years in the making. The Philadelphia School District has long said it has tens of thousands of empty seats and too many aging buildings. It has lost more than 50,000 students in a decade, with many fleeing to an expanding network of charter schools.
NEWS
June 8, 1994 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As she boarded the bus in the French port of Le Havre, Lois Plumb Stanton, an American almost in Paris, was surprised to see the ground covered in a fine white powder. She asked a fellow passenger if it had snowed. "They looked at me like I was nuts," she recalled this week. "It was rubble. Just plain rubble, ground up stone from the buildings. Everything had been destroyed. " The time was 1946; the place was the devastated European continent. As Plumb looked out the window of the bus, she got a quick introduction to the enormity of the work that lay ahead of her. She was not scared, though.
NEWS
March 28, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday is shaping up to the most crucial in recent memory, with decisions expected on nine school closings and the introduction of a 2013 budget that could contain a shortfall of up to $400 million. School closings have been years in the making. The Philadelphia School District has long said it has tens of thousands of empty seats and too many aging buildings. It has lost more than 50,000 students in a decade, with many fleeing to an expanding network of charter schools.
NEWS
April 1, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The sun was shining, and that seemed fitting for a parade - 280 children marching down Howard Street and over Lehigh Avenue in West Kensington, waving signs and shouting with joy because their school had been saved. "We did a lot of work, and we are a good school," 8-year-old Frangel Rodriguez said. "We all said, 'Leave Sheppard open!' " The School Reform Commission listened, keeping high-achieving Isaac A. Sheppard and E.M. Stanton but shutting eight other schools. SRC members said that although they can't afford to keep all the buildings they have, they realize they must find ways to support, keep, and replicate strong schools.
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September 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The beaning of Miami Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton on Thursday night in Milwaukee was a reminder of the inherent dangers hitters face in the batter's box. Stanton suffered multiple fractures in his face when he was struck by a Mike Fiers fastball in the 4-2 loss to the Brewers. On Friday, Stanton tweeted via @giancarlo818:"The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt. I'm much better today & deeply appreciate your prayers!" Marlins manager Mike Redmond said before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies that there was no timetable for Stanton's return.
NEWS
June 7, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the hour that Mike McMonagle and his allies stood in protest Thursday outside Gov. Corbett's office in Center City, they were spared from heat and rain. But little else went in their favor. Drivers paid no attention to the 30 people holding rosaries and signs railing against same-sex marriage. A man spat on the ground at their feet. Soon, they had to share the sidewalk with other protesters - a younger, louder, more organized group. While McMonagle's group spoke of the need to "defend our children" from nontraditional families, a group from Cook-Wissahickon School brought in actual children to make the case for increased state funding for arts and education.
NEWS
June 6, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
They're from different parts of the city and had nothing in common - except for their predawn Wednesday wake-up call: court warrant officers arresting them for failing to appear for jury duty. Actually, it was more than that. Not only did they ignore at least two calls for jury duty, they ignored a summons telling them to appear in court May 21 or be held in contempt. Yes, we're talking about scofflaws in Philadelphia's new Juror Scofflaw Court. Two of the three - Timothy Shissler, 42, of Frankford, and John Sparks, 56, of Brewerytown - pleaded guilty before unsmiling Common Pleas Court Judges John W. Herron and Jeffrey P. Minehart.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Patrick Stanton, 86, of Jenkintown, a leader in the anti-abortion movement in the Philadelphia area for more than four decades, died Friday, Jan. 31, of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Until the week he died, Mr. Stanton worked on issues concerning the unborn and mothers with unplanned pregnancies. He founded the Pro-Life Coalition of Southeast Pennsylvania and later established a statewide organization, the Pro-Life Federation. Mr. Stanton was a cofounder of the Pro-Life Educational Foundation, and simultaneously served as treasurer for the Pennsylvania branch of the National Right to Life Committee.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
BECAUSE NOV. 22, 1963 is one of the truly epochal dates in American history, it's difficult to think of it in terms of anything but the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But scanning the eight-star final edition of that day's Daily News vividly illustrates how Philadelphia was a very different place 50 years ago. * Among the most notable changes is the Daily News itself. It was almost 50 percent longer than today (15 inches versus 10 7/8 inches) and cost 8 cents.
SPORTS
July 22, 2013 | Associated Press
STANTON, Del. - Royal Delta went right to the front at the start of the Grade I $750,000 Delaware Handicap and led all the way Saturday in a 103/4-length victory over four overmatched rivals. Under confident handling by jockey Mike Smith, Royal Delta moved clear soon after the start, then opened a long lead after five furlongs. She was almost seven lengths in front after a mile and opened up even more through the stretch and was a dominating winner under only the mildest of urging.
SPORTS
June 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
GIANCARLO STANTON wasted little time in his first game back from a stint on the disabled list. Stanton hit his first homer since coming off the DL, a two-run drive with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Miami Marlins to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers last night. With Juan Pierre on first, Stanton connected on the first pitch from Jim Henderson (2-2), sending a drive over the wall in left-center. It was his fourth home run this year. He was activated from the DL on Monday after a hamstring injury.
NEWS
April 20, 2013 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission on Thursday night ordered another city school to shut in June. Once a national model for helping low-income students succeed, and the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, M. Hall Stanton on North 16th Street became another building on the Philadelphia School District's closing list - 24 in all. The vote was 3-1, with Sylvia Simms voting against. Commissioner Joseph Dworetzky was absent. Simms declined to explain her vote. The decision crushed Stanton supporters, who had made emotional pleas to keep their school open.
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