SRC Expected To Dissolve Itself, Hand Control Of Schools Back To CityThe state-created Philadelphia School Reform Commission will decide Thursday night whether to pave the way for local school control by voting itself out of existence.
Mayor Kenney Proposes Ending School Reform CommissionPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has called for the dissolution of the School Reform Commission (SRC), and a return to local control, in an address to city council on Thursday morning.
Philadelphia School Reform Commission Fills Fifth MemberPhiladelphia School Reform Commission has its full five members with the confirmation with former state welfare secretary Estelle Richman.
Mayor Kenney Taps Product Of Philadelphia School System To Help Run ItMayor Kenney has named Dr. Christopher McGinley, an associate professor at Temple University, to the School Reform Commission.
SRC Chair Neff, Commissioner Houstoun Announce Their ResignationsTwo of the five members of the School Reform Commission are out. Commission chair Marge Neff is resigning effective November 3. Commissioner Feather Houstoun is leaving next Friday.
Supreme Court Rules Philly SRC Did Not Have Power To Scrap PFT ContractPennsylvania's highest court has ruled that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission did not have the power to cancel its teachers contract two years ago.
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.