Community Pushes Back on Penn Alexander Enrollment Policy

The new enrollment policy announced by Penn Alexander may not be the final word on the subject. Kristen Graham of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Spruce Hill Community Association is asking for the school to be expanded. In a letter to Superintendent Arlene Ackerman and University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutman (Penn Alexander is sponsored in part by the University of Pennsylvania), the group said, “Any child living in the catchment area has the right to attend Penn Alexander and should have that right guaranteed from first grade through eighth grade.”

You can see the full letter here [PDF].  I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.

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