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Alternative school enrollment grew by 1,000 in 15 months

A newly renovated disciplinary school, E.S. Miller, opens this month, as the number of students moved to alternative disciplinary schools in Philadelphia continues to soar.

More than 2,700 students now attend one of the five alternative discipline schools in Philadelphia, an increase of over 700 students since the start of the school year, recent data from the District's Office of Transition and Alternative Education show.

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Groups look to forge school-community alliances at 'dangerous schools'

Getting community groups to join with schools in efforts to end school violence is the goal of a new citywide campaign, launched in response to the state's naming of 27 Philadelphia schools with high violent incident numbers as "persistently dangerous" last fall.

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