Marjorie Neff

(Schools CFO Matt Stanski, superintendent William Hite, and SRC chair Marjorie Neff at a City Council budget hearing.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City Council

They were getting a less-than-warm reception.

05/26/2015

(Marjorie Neff, left, recently appointed to head the School Reform Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf, and her predecessor, Bill Green, who will remain a member of the SRC.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They’ll Move Schools Forward Together

New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

Replaced SRC Chair Bill Green: ‘Would’ve Been Nice To Have Been Asked To Step Aside’

Governor Tom Wolf has replaced School Reform Commission (SRC) chair Bill Green with Marjorie Neff, voiding his 5 year contract.

03/02/2015

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

SRC Stunner: Gov. Wolf Replaces Bill Green As Chairman

In a shocking move, Governor Wolf has replaced Bill Green as chair of the School Reform Commission.

03/01/2015

(Masterman principal Jessica Brown.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

For Masterman School’s New Principal, It’s Back to the Future

The new principal at Masterman, a magnet school (grades 5-12) in Philadelphia, is no stranger to the place: she was once a student there.

09/27/2014

Wendell Pritchett, second from the right, on June 30, 2014. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

School Reform Commission Member Wendell Pritchett Resigns

In a statement, Pritchett said SRC in recent years has been considering a set of options, “all bad,” and he said this is no way to run a high-performing school system.

07/03/2014

Tim Whitaker holding some of the donated books. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

South Philadelphia Nonprofit Creates Pop-Up Libraries For High School Students

Budget cuts have shuttered libraries at many of Philadelphia top public schools. And when a South Philadelphia non-profit heard the news it took action.

09/20/2013

(Vintage photo of the Divine Lorraine Hotel, where Ridge Avenue crosses North Broad Street.  US National Park Service photo)

Decaying North Philadelphia Hotel May Become a Super-Sized School

Developer Eric Blumenfeld is reported to be looking at the Divine Lorraine Hotel, on North Broad Street, as a shared-campus site for four Philadelphia high schools.

03/16/2012

(Credit: Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Law Firm ‘Adopts’ Masterman High School

A Philadelphia law firm has “adopted” a local school, providing mentoring and cash.

03/03/2012