Philadelphia Mayor Delivers Major Education Policy SpeechMayor Nutter has proposed a timeline for abolishing the School Reform Commission by September 2018. It's part of his recommendations to the next mayor for improving Philadelphia public schools.
Philadelphia City Council's Appropriations Committee To Hold Hearing On School District FinancesPhiladelphia School District officials will go before a city council committee Wednesday to testify about the need for a final $25-million in city funding.
Truebright Charter School Ends Battle To Fight ClosureA troubled Philadelphia charter school is shutting down, rather than continue a court battle to get the SRC to renew its charter.
PFT Objects To Outsourcing Substitute Teachers, School NursesThe Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is griping about what is says are the School District's plans to privatize school employees - substitute teachers and nurses.
City, SRC Settle Lawsuit Over Confiscated Protest SignsThree retired teachers sued the SRC on First Amendment grounds after they were prohibited from holding protest signs at a contentious meeting on charter schools.
Bill Green Still Weighing Run For Phila. Mayor As IndependentGreen, now a member of the School Reform Commission, says his occasional sparring with Kenney when they served together on City Council won't factor into his decision about running against him.
Two Philadelphia Charter Schools Fail To Have Charter Renewed By School Reform CommissionA dozen Philadelphia charter schools earned new terms, but the School Reform Commission has turned thumbs-down on renewing two others.
Philadelphia School District 'Lump Sum' Budget Getting OK'd Despite Funding HolesRight now, the district's $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.
Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented"(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and ... they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board," says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs ConfiscatedLisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting.
Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They'll Move Schools Forward TogetherNew 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.
Bill Green Says He Won't Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court FightHe says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.