Hundreds of people gathered at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday to honor Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Doctor Arlene Ackerman, who died in February of pancreatic cancer.
Friends and colleagues in education will gather at 3 p.m. to remember the life of former schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.
Funeral services have been set for Arlene Ackerman who died on February 2, 2013 at the age of 66.
Chris reviews the events and details of last night’s Superbowl, the death over the weekend of Arlene Ackerman, and the ongoing saga regarding New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. He talks to CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger, Harmelin Media’s John Camilleri, Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup and CBS 3′s Ben Simoneau.
Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who left abruptly a year and a half ago after clashing with local officials, has died, according to her son. She was 66.
Today’s the day the public learns the names of the two finalists to be Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent.
School district officials say Universal Companies will begin paying some operating costs next year at Audenried High School and Vare Middle School, after paying nothing this year.
Prompted by large buyouts for school superintendents in Philadelphia and several other districts, the state Senate has passed and sent to the House legislation that would place new restrictions on contracts with top school administrators.
There will be NO unemployment checks for Arlene Ackerman.
A search team is now in place, to help the School Reform Commission find Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent.
As Philadelphia Public Schools search for a new Superintendent, a recent report indicates most big city supers serve an average of just over 3 years.
Chris reacts to the latest dust up between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, he talks to Gregory Gianforcaro, a lawyer who specializes in child sex abuse cases, about Jerry Sandusky’s decision to waive his preliminary hearing, he responds to the NTSB suggestion to ban cell phones while driving and talks to Senator Pat Roberts about Jon Corzine’s testimony regarding the missing money from his firm MF Global.
The former Philadelphia schools chief called Mayor Nutter’s criticism of her unemployment claim “disingenuous” because, she says, the mayor and the School Reform Commission signed off on her buyout deal.
This comes after taxpayers funded a $905,000 buyout when she was shown the door in August.
It’s been ten years since the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took control of the Philadelphia school system, but even those who initially supported the state takeover acknowledge a seemingly neverending torrent of problems.
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