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Two schools: 15 miles and worlds apart

November 22, 2016 by Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Philadelphia Public School NotebookUpper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and Overbrook High School in Philadelphia are just 15 miles from each other. But they're worlds apart. Take the matter of water — that most basic element of human life. Upper Dublin's new high ...

Officials told Philadelphia schools need $5 billion in repairs

November 21, 2016 by

Philly.comThe Monday tour of Overbrook, a once-grand structure known as "the Castle on the Hill," was meant to give lawmakers who will distribute school-facilities money in Pennsylvania a grounding in just how vast the Philadelphia School District's capital ...

Alumni helps give students a fresh start at Overbrook High School

August 22, 2015 by

6abc.comVolunteers at a school in West Philadelphia hope a fresh coat of paint will give students a fresh start for the new school year. (WPVI). WPVI. By TRISH HARTMAN. Saturday, August 22, 2015. WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. Volunteers at a school in West ...

Watch: Philly-shot 'Brotherly Love' features Overbrook High School in first trailer

March 3, 2015 by (blog) (blog)In October 2013, stars like Macy Gray, KeKe Palmer, and Quincy Brown descended upon West Philly's Overbrook High School to begin shooting the upcoming basketball-centric drama, Brotherly Love. Now, that drama has a trailer, and Overbrook High may ...

Overbrook High School could have a biology teacher by Friday

February 9, 2015 by Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)Actually, no, not in Philadelphia or some other cash-strapped districts that have problems recruiting enough certified teachers for certain subjects. In the past, unfortunately, this kind of situation was taken for granted in schools that served mostly ...

Actually, Biology Is Offered at Overbrook High School

February 4, 2015 by Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Philadelphia Magazine (blog)And in Pennsylvania, passing the state's Keystone Exam in biology is actually a graduation requirement. But at Overbrook High School in the beleaguered School District of Philadelphia, no one is learning biology. A spokesman for the school district ...

Overbrook High School Gymnasium Gets A Facelift

August 23, 2014 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Overbrook High School gymnasium is getting a facelift, thanks to the work of the school's athletic director and neighborhood volunteers. “This area here, the paint was white and chipping off the walls,” said Overbrook Athletic ...

10 Students In Custody After Brawl At Overbrook High School; 3 Injured

November 19, 2013 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Investigators say 10 students were taken into custody after a massive brawl at Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia. The brawl, which was captured on cell phone video, allegedly began over a post on social media.

Insulting Tweets Lead to Girl Fight at High School

November 19, 2013 by NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaSources tell NBC10 the conflict began after a Twitter account was set up naming the "hoes" of Overbrook High School. The brawl began on the third floor of the school around 10:15 Monday morning with just two girls fighting, according to Philadelphia ...

Students Arrested After Fight At Overbrook High School

October 22, 2013 by KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- Five students are being suspended from Overbrook High School and facing charges in connection with a fight in a first-floor hallway late this morning. School District of Philadelphia spokesman Fernando Gallard says the incident ...

Two charged in shooting that killed Overbrook High student

April 29, 2013 by (blog) (blog)Jaquan Jordan, 20, of Berks Street near 21st in North Philadelphia, was arrested immediately after the shooting that killed Overbrook student Bernard Scott, 17, and wounded two others. Stanley Postell, of 60th Street near Lansdowne Avenue in Overbrook, ...

2 Charged In Murder Of Overbrook High School Student

April 29, 2013 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two men have been charged in the murder of Bernard Scott, a 17-year-old Overbrook High School student who was shot and killed in a playground right across the street from the school. The shooting happened April 11th at about ...

Overbrook High School Remembers Sophomore At After School Vigil

April 16, 2013 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – At Overbrook High School, students and faculty gathered for an after school vigil today in memory of Bernard Scott, the popular sophomore who was shot and killed last week after gunfire erupted during a fistfight. Emotions ran raw ...

Students React To Fatal Shooting During Brawl Near Overbrook High

April 12, 2013 by CBS Local

CBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An Overbrook High School student was shot and killed in a playground right across the street from the school on Thursday afternoon. Police say he was an innocent bystander in a crowd watching a fistfight between two teens, when ...

WILT'S 75th II

August 16, 2011 by Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)Usilton had promised that if they were league champions, they would play in the postseason Eastern States Catholic Tournament in Newport, R.I., an exotic trip for a 1950s high school team. "Once we knew that no matter what we did in the city title game ...

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