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Mark Gleason

(photo by Mike DeNardo)

City’s New “Portfolio Model” Of School Governance Comes In For Harsh Criticism

Philadelphia’s new “portfolio model” of school governance came in for some harsh criticism at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

04/05/2014

(jonathan Cetel of PennCAN, outside the Philadelphia School District headquarters on North Broad Street.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Two Groups Press For Elimination of Teacher Seniority Rules In Philadelphia Schools

Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.

09/30/2013

(File photo of University City High School, now closed.)

Drexel U. Eager To Negotiate Purchase of Closed High School Site

Drexel University is among those considering buying the recently closed University City High School.

09/26/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a ceremony at the Shepard Recreation Center, in West Philadelphia, launching the greatphillyschools.org web site.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Web Site Helps Philadelphia Parents Choose A School For Their Kids

A Pew report two years ago noted that 40 percent of Philadelphia parents believed they did not have enough information about the school choice options available to them.

10/15/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

William Penn Foundation Grants $15 Million To Help ‘Great Schools Compact’

It’s a huge gift aimed at kick-starting improvements in Philadelphia schools.

07/08/2012