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South Philadelphia School To Be Improved

Parents complained to the School Reform Commission last week about Alcorn Elementary at 32nd and Dickinson streets.

07/15/2012

(Former SRC chairman Robert Archie, in 2010 file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Report: Former Head Of SRC Played Politics With Lucrative Contract

The former head of the School Reform Commission pressured a non-profit to back-out of a deal to run Martin Luther King High, in favor of a politically-connected firm.

09/22/2011

(The new West Philadelphia High School building.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

A Fresh Start For A Philadelphia School District Steeped In Controversy

After a tumultuous summer that saw the buyout of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, a new school year begins today for Philadelphia public school students.

09/06/2011

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Activists Unhappy With Plan To Scale Back Promise Academy Schools

“If you take the Promise Academies from the 154,000 students that we educate, 85 percent of them are African-American, then it’s a disgrace,” Pamela Williams shouted.

08/04/2011

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