Philadelphia School Reform Commission
The Philadelphia School District’s decision to close as many as nine schools is prompting City Council to schedule its own inquiry.
Think of the most important areas of public life: housing, transportation, education, tourism, budgeting. In Philadelphia, there is no direct, exclusive local control of any of these.
It’s been ten years since the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took control of the Philadelphia school system, but even those who initially supported the state takeover acknowledge a seemingly neverending torrent of problems.
Cary’s novel, “The Price of a Child,” was the first “One Book, One Philadelphia” pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.
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.