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.
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.