Philadelphia School Reform Commission
The head of Philadelphia’s embattled School Reform Commission — attorney Robert Archie — has resigned, along with member Johnny Irizarry, and now it is up to Mayor Nutter to fill those seats.
Mayor Nutter says it’s time to look ahead, now that the Arlene Ackerman buyout drama is over.
The fact that anonymous, private donations paid for nearly half of Arlene Ackerman’s $900,000 buyout is raising questions.
Amid rumors swirling about the future of Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman, her administration has announced deep cuts in one of her signature programs.
Thursday was the Philadelphia School District’s deadline for its unions to make concessions. But the district says it’s going to let that deadline slip for now.
Philadelphia School District officials say it appears the latest version of the Pennsylvania state budget leaves the district with another big hole to fill.
Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman calls “false” reports that she is negotiating with the School Reform Commission to buy out the remaining three years of her contract.
Governor Tom Corbett is nominating Pedro Ramos to fill a spot on the SRC that had been vacant since February.
The School Reform Commission is giving the district’s five employee unions until June 30th to reopen their contracts and agree to $75 million in concessions.
The SRC will adopt a budget at their 5 p.m. Tuesday meeting with the hopes of amending it later if more money arrives from the city or the state.
Another School Reform Commisison meeting Wednesday, another parade of community members pleading with school officials not to slash programs.
Mayor Michael Nutter has launched his own investigation into the Philadelphia School District’s handling of a charter school contract involving Martin Luther King High School, in Germantown.
Hope Moffett, the Philadelphia public school teacher who was once confined to a “rubber room,” is going public again with her criticism of the School District of Philadelphia.
Hugh Clark, the former board chair at the New Media Technology Charter School, and Ina Walker, the former CEO, are charged with stealing $522,000 of the school’s money and diverting it to their Black Olive restaurant and a private school.
The lone Republican on the five-member panel running Philadelphia’s public schools is stepping down.