- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia charter high school is shutting down amid overcrowding and financial woes.

The Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/ZTuaJ8 ) Walter Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School cancelled ninth through 12th grades classes Monday and is meeting with parents to discuss transferring to other institutions.

The closure affects more than 280 students.

The newspaper says they’d be welcomed at West Philadelphia High School, about 10 miles from Walter Palmer’s campus in the city’s Frankford neighborhood.

Walter Palmer’s lower grades won’t be affected.

The high school’s closing comes as the School District of Philadelphia fights to revoke its charter amid concerns about academic performance and financial stability.

A court recently found the school violated its charter by enrolling 1,300 students when it was capped at 675.

The school did not return a telephone message.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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