It’s a win for the teachers’ union, who said all along that their contract called for layoffs by seniority and that no group of teachers should be bypassed.
Where was Superintendent Arlene Ackerman? She was not at Wednesday’s School Reform Commission meeting, amid reports that the SRC wants her out.
Amid rumors swirling about the future of Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman, her administration has announced deep cuts in one of her signature programs.
The School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers have reached an agreement which allows the District to proceed with its reduction in teachers.
The Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers have agreed to go to arbitration to settle their dispute over nearly 350 teachers listed for layoffs.
In the ongoing legal battle over layoffs between the teachers union and Philadelphia school district, it appears likely that the State Supreme court will take up the case
State Senator Vincent Hughes’ so-called “Victory Academy” plan is similar to what Philadelphia is doing with its “Promise Academies.”
Early indiciations show last year’s worst-performing Philadelphia schools are performing better this year.