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Lori Shorr

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite discusses the CHOP PolicyLab report during a presentation at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Report: One in 5 Phila. Students Familiar With Welfare or Juvie

The report, by the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital, says 17 percent of Philadelphia school students have been involved with DHS or the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent of those in high schools.

06/14/2014

(Members of the graduating class at Philadelphia's colleges and universities pose with Mayor Nutter.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

At College Grads’ Photo Op, Nutter Administration Sees More Work Ahead

Lori Shorr, the mayor’s chief education officer, admits the city hasn’t quite reached the mayor’s graduation rate goal.

05/09/2014

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Philly Schools Consider Universal Enrollment Model

District officials are now wondering if universal enrollment can simplify things for Philadelphia students.

02/09/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman Wilson Goode Jr. questions Lori Shorr, the Nutter administration's chief education officer.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter Aides Say They Got Little Warning of School District’s Additional Budget Request

The mayor’s proposed budget contains no extra money for the school district. But members of the School Reform Commission said last week they need $60 million more from the city.

04/02/2013

SRC member Joseph Dworetzky addresses last night's meeting. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SRC Weighs Plan To Eliminate 50k Seats At Low-Performing Schools

A plan to give every Philadelphia child the option to attend a high-quality school was the focus of the School Reform Commission last night.

03/13/2012

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Search Is On For Philadelphia’s Next Schools Superintendent

A search team is now in place, to help the School Reform Commission find Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent.

01/11/2012

(Bill Gates in this file photo. The Philadelphia School District is expected to be in the running for a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia School District Eyes Gates Foundation Grant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is holding a grant competition that promotes collaborations between school district and charter schools. On Tuesday, Mayor Nutter is expected to announce that the Foundation has accepted Philadelphia’s application for the competition.

12/20/2011

(From left,  Pa. education secretary Ron Tomalis, Mayor Michael Nutter, acting superintendent Leroy Nunery, Financial Working Group chair Craig Carnaroli.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

City And State Send Help For Acting School Superintendent Nunery

The help comes in two forms: The mayor’s Chief Education Officer Lori Shorr and former district Chief Academic Officer Ed Williams will each serve as executive advisers to acting superintendent Lee Nunery during the search for a permanent superintendent.

10/05/2011