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Robert Archie

(Credit: Martin Regusters)

Mayor Nutter Names Novelist Lorene Cary To School Reform Commission

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.

10/10/2011

(File photo)

Nutter Appoints Former Staffer Wendell Pritchett to SRC Seat

Pritchett is currently the chancellor of Rutgers University’s Camden campus, and a former deputy chief of staff for Nutter.

09/20/2011

(L-R, at an August SRC meeting:  schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, SRC chair Robert Archie, SRC member Johnny Irizarry, and an SRC attorney.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Mayor’s Appointees Quit 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.

09/19/2011

(Mayor Michael Nutter, ousted schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.  File photos)

Nutter Sees No Conflict In Anonymous Donations Made To Buy Out Ackerman

The fact that anonymous, private donations paid for nearly half of Arlene Ackerman’s $900,000 buyout is raising questions.

08/23/2011

(Pennsylvania state senator Anthony Williams addresses the Philadelphia School Reform Commission on Wednesday.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ackerman’s Absence From SRC Meeting Raises Questions About Her Future

Where was Superintendent Arlene Ackerman? She was not at Wednesday’s School Reform Commission meeting, amid reports that the SRC wants her out.

08/11/2011

(L-R: Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, SRC members Robert Archie and Johnny Irizarry, and SRC attorney Miles Shore.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Cuts $18M From ‘Promise Academies,’ Ackerman’s Future Unclear

Amid rumors swirling about the future of Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman, her administration has announced deep cuts in one of her signature programs.

08/03/2011

(Pedro Ramos, in 2007 file photo)

Pedro Ramos Nominated to School Reform Commission

Governor Tom Corbett is nominating Pedro Ramos to fill a spot on the SRC that had been vacant since February.

06/16/2011

(L-R: Philadelphia School District assistant superintendent Lee Nunery, superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and School Reform Commission chair Robert Archie were among those testifying today before Philadelphia City Council.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Backs Philadelphia School District Request For Tens Of Millions More

The School District of Philadelphia is telling City Council it needs more money from the city to balance its budget.

05/24/2011

School Reform Commission (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Holds Meeting To Discuss Budget Shortfalls

Another School Reform Commisison meeting Wednesday, another parade of community members pleading with school officials not to slash programs.

05/12/2011

(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, in file photo)

Mayor Nutter Orders Probe Into Charter Contract For MLK High School

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.

04/25/2011

(Hope Moffett, on her first day back in the classroom after being assigned to an empty room by school district officials while her case was being decided.  File photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia’s ‘Rubber Room’ Schoolteacher Faces Off Against School Board

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.

04/14/2011

(Credit: Cozen O’Connor)

Girard-diCarlo Quits Philadelphia School Reform Commission

The lone Republican on the five-member panel running Philadelphia’s public schools is stepping down.

02/09/2011