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Top Five School Stories of 2012

See what school stories mattered to the Northwest in 2012.

While the schools in the Northwest are always up to exciting, interesting things, a lot of the most-read school news on Mt. Airy and Chestnut Patch this past year wasn't the most positive stuff.

Here's a rundown of the top 5 most-read school news stories for Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill in the past year. Did we miss a story that mattered most to you? Tell us in the comments below.

5) Sandy School Closings: It'll come as no surprise to hear that one of the stories that people were most interested in this year revolved around Hurricane Sandy  and how it would impact area schools.

4) The Day Care Decision:

From the story:

With all the options in and around Chestnut Hill for full or part time care, you can really customize your child’s day care experience. Here are a few considerations, along with some suggestions for specific day care facilities in the neighborhood. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if we missed your favorite center please let us know in the comments.

3) The Preschool Decision: Hot on the heels of the above day care story, this one running down the area's preschools was also a hot topic in 2012.

2) SCHA Student Drowns in Pool:

From the story:

A freshman student from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy died Friday after he was found in the deep end of his family's backyard pool, according to a press release from the Whitemarsh Police Department.

1) Germantown High School to Close:

From the story:

Three Mt. Airy-area schools will change in the 2013-14 school year, including one closure, if the proposed restructuring plan from the School District of Philadelphia takes effect.

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