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Pennell grapples with loss of a principal

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Reporter Bill Hangley, Jr. covered the Renaissance Schools community meeting at Pennell Elementary on Tuesday for NewsWorks/WHYY and the Notebook.

Pennell is one of seven low-performing schools slated to become a Traditional Promise Academy. Popular principal Gina Steiner will be replaced. But District officials say the school will have more resources.

The Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks are partnering to cover the Renaissance Schools initiative this school year, with stories shared on both websites. NewsWorks is a news website from WHYY that covers the Philadelphia region with a focus on Northwest Philadelphia – "powered by your concerns, questions, views, insights and stories."

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