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Pedro Ramos. (Credit: The Philadelphia Foundation)

Pedro Ramos To Take Over As President Of The Philadelphia Foundation

From city managing director to head of the School Reform Commission, Pedro Ramos says he’s probably seen as much of the city as any resident.

07/18/2015

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, in file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Schools Chief Hite Turns Down His $60,000 Performance Bonus

Hite is declining the bonus that goes with the good report card he received from the School Reform Commission.

07/02/2015

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School Reform Commission Adopts Budget

With no state budget in sight, the School Reform Commission Tuesday night had to cross its fingers in hope as it adopted a spending plan for next year.

07/01/2015

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Phila. School Reform Commission Votes To Outsource Substitute Teachers

The School Reform Commission voted unanimously to outsource the jobs to a New Jersey company.

06/18/2015

Philadelphia School Reform Commission (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Voters Approve Ballot Question Calling For SRC To Be Abolished

By a 3-1 margin, voters approved abolishing the state-run School Reform Commission, but it’s non-binding.

05/24/2015

(A school lunch.  File photo by Beau Wade.)

Food Workers at Phila. Schools Get New, Retroactive Contract

Cafeteria workers and noontime aides at Philadelphia public school have agreed to a new contract that calls for wage increases and work rule changes.

05/18/2015

(The main entrance to the Gallery, at Ninth and Market Streets.  File photo by KYW's Ian Bush)

Councilman Backs Tens of Millions in Tax Breaks For Gallery Owners

First District councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the mall, agreed to introduce a package of bills that includes the tax break, known as “Tax Incremental Financing” (TIF).

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he's not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.  (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Bill Green Says He’s Not Going To Court To Challenge His Removal As SRC Chair

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green now says he’s not going to court to challenge his removal as SRC chair.

03/09/2015

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

Replaced SRC Chair Bill Green: ‘Would’ve Been Nice To Have Been Asked To Step Aside’

Governor Tom Wolf has replaced School Reform Commission (SRC) chair Bill Green with Marjorie Neff, voiding his 5 year contract.

03/02/2015

In file photo: SRC Chariman Bill Green (credit: CBS3)

SRC Stunner: Gov. Wolf Replaces Bill Green As Chairman

In a shocking move, Governor Wolf has replaced Bill Green as chair of the School Reform Commission.

03/01/2015

The School Reform Commission granted conditional three-year charters to five schools, but denied 34 others. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Philadelphia SRC Approves 5 New Charter Schools, 4 Arrested During Heated Meeting

The meeting was frequently disrupted by protesters as the School Reform Commission granted conditional charters to five schools.

02/18/2015

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Pa. Speaker Turzai Expects $35M Philadelphia Charter School Donation To Be Accepted

The Speaker of the House of Pennsylvania, Mike Turzai(R-Allegheny) talked with WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the proposed $35 million donation by Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) to assist in increasing the number of charter schools in Philadelphia.

02/12/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Parents Call For SRC To Approve More Charters

A roundtable discussion was held Thursday to call for the School Reform Commission to approve more charter schools.

01/23/2015

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Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Wins a Round in Court Over Imposed Employment Terms

In a major victory for the Philadelphia public schoolteachers’ union, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the School Reform Commission cannot cancel the teachers’ contract.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Takes Dispute Over Teacher Health Premiums to a Higher Court

The district is appealing to Commonwealth Court, where it seeks a judgment on whether the School Reform Commission has the authority to cancel the PFT contract.

10/28/2014

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