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.
Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.
Drexel University is among those considering buying the recently closed University City High School.
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.
It’s a huge gift aimed at kick-starting improvements in Philadelphia schools.