school reform commission

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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Protesters Rally Ahead Of SRC Meeting In Spring Garden

Teachers, joined by parents and students, gathered outside Philadelphia school district headquarters in Spring Garden.

10/16/2014

CAPA High students protest the SRC voiding teachers' contract with a symbolic strike. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Teacher: ‘We Are In Awe Of’ The Protests Our Students Pulled Off

On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Dom Giordano talked with Kelly Collings, a teacher, about the School Reform Commission’s decision to cancel their contract and the ensuing student protests.

10/08/2014

CAPA High students protest the SRC voiding teachers' contract with a symbolic strike. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Students ‘Strike’ To Show Support For Philadelphia Teachers

Upwards of 200 students stood outside the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts in a spirited protest and symbolic ‘strike’ on Wednesday morning.

10/08/2014

(Dr. William Hite, in file photo. Credit: John McDevitt)

William Hite Defends SRC’s Move To Force Teachers To Contribute To Their Healthcare Benefits

Dom Giordano talked to William Hite, Superintendant of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, about the decision to cancel their contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

10/07/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

State House Set To Vote On Cigarette Tax To Fund Philly Schools

The Pennsylvania House is expected to vote today on a proposal to raise new money for the Philadelphia School District — a measure the school district repeats is badly needed.

09/22/2014

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

SRC Scheduled To Make Announcement Friday About Future Of Cash-Strapped School District

The School Reform Commission and Superintendent William Hite are scheduled to make an announcement Friday about the future of the cash-strapped school district.

08/14/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Stigall On Phila. Public School System: ‘There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why’

Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools

08/07/2014

Wendell Pritchett, second from the right, on June 30, 2014. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

School Reform Commission Member Wendell Pritchett Resigns

In a statement, Pritchett said SRC in recent years has been considering a set of options, “all bad,” and he said this is no way to run a high-performing school system.

07/03/2014

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