For first time in nearly 10 years, new charter operator opens school in Philly

August 25, 2018 GMT

By Staff

A junk-removal crew hauled old desks past teachers in freshly decorated classrooms at the Deep Roots Charter School, readying for the first day at the new school in Kensington.

The school, off Frankford Avenue, had planned to locate down the street. But construction there “revealed issues with a transformer,” which would have delayed its opening, said G. Logan Blyler, Deep Roots’ 29-year-old leader. Instead, the school moved into a former Catholic school building that was just vacated by another charter — save for its furniture.


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