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Germantown hopes for smooth ‘Renaissance’

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

by Bill Hangley, Jr.

In some city schools, the Philadelphia School District’s so-called Renaissance process has been anything but smooth. In recent weeks, students at West Philadelphia, Martin Luther King and Audenried High Schools have walked out in protest of the District’s Renaissance plans.

A teacher at Audenried was reassigned to the District’s “rubber room” because of her role supporting her school’s walkout. An advocate organization has scheduled a rally at District headquarters today to call for an end to “intimidation” of teachers and students who are critical of Renaissance policies.

But if the process has roiled emotions elsewhere in the city, so far the transition has been quiet at Germantown High, and principal Margaret Mullen hopes it stays that way.

This story continues on the NewsWorks website; it is a product of a reporting collaboration between the Notebook and WHYY.

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