Saturday, April 16, 2011

School Reuse


The schools of old in Philadelphia, such as the Nathaniel Hawthorne School shown above, are architectural wonders. Hardwood floors, large windows, and detailed exteriors have allowed some of Philadelphia's past/present learning institutions to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fast forward 100 years to today...

The Philadelphia School District recently calculated that they now have 70,000 empty seats when looking at their entire collection of schools as a whole. Now that they know, what should they do? There are options, some of which are included in this article.

The real question is, what would you do if you were the one making the decision for the school district? Please feel free to share your ideas.

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