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The good, the bad, and the buggy: Technology in Philly schools

Mar 25, 2015 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
Designed with the aid of Microsoft to create a replicable model for urban schools, it has been plagued by leadership instability and most recently by a merger with the closed University City High School. This year, for the first time since it opened in ... More

Drexel and Wexford Purchase University City High School Site

Jun 16, 2014 • DrexelNow
Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed today on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City ... More

Drexel plans $1 billion development at ex-high school site

Jun 16, 2014 • Philly.com (blog)
Drexel University says it plans to attract around $1 billion in financing to build housing, stores, labs, offices, parking and maybe a public school on 2.7 million square feet (more than double the size of Philadelphia's tallest building, the Comcast ... More

Councilwoman Blackwell Blasts Drexel's Plan To Buy University City High School

Jun 4, 2014 • CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Attorneys for Drexel University got a tongue lashing Tuesday from a city council member over the school's plans to buy the shuttered University City High School. Drexel wants to buy the University City High School site from the ... More

Deal struck on rezoning University City High School site

Jun 12, 2014 • Philly.com
Drexel University reached a deal with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell's office and several community groups over the zoning of the 14-acre parcel housing the former University City High School Thursday morning. The parties were negotiating in the hallway ... More

Zoning changes proposed for University City High School site

May 15, 2014 • Philly.com
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill Thursday that would allow Drexel University to build a new mixed-use development on a property at 38th Street and Powelton Avenue that currently houses the empty University City High School, Charles Drew ... More

Redevelopment at University City High School hits a snag

Jun 9, 2014 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
After introducing a bill that would make zoning changes for the project, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was outraged when the proposed redevelopers of University City High School tried to push through Council amended plans for the property. "You're not ... More

Artist looks for new home for old murals

Dec 1, 2014 • Philly.com
Detail shot of a tile mural that John Costanza, 90, a sculptor and former ceramics chair at Moore College of Art, designed, executed with the help of about 40 high school students, and hung on the lobby walls of the old University City High School. More

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