Is momentum for public schools building in Philadelphia? Or will families largely continue to flee to the suburbs once their children reach school age?
This story by my colleague Kristen Graham about Jill and Mark Scott and son Henry offers hope that for the first time in decades, families will stay in the city and send their children to the local public school.
The Scotts could have afforded private school. They even won the lottery to get into Independence Charter, a school so popular that hundreds of families apply for a small number of seats there every year.
But they will send him to E.M. Stanton, their local public school. The Scotts say they were impressed by quality of the school and by the parents there who have rallied to paint and otherwise fix up Stanton.