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Outside the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut, protesters shouted, “Shame, shame!” at the governor.
As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett filled two seats on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.
Congressman Bob Brady, who heads Philadelphia’s Democratic party, says a line has already formed of people vying for Bill Green’s at-large seat.
Principals Deidre Bennett, who had been at Huey Elementary, Michelle Burns formerly of Tilden Middle, and Marla Travis-Curtis, the principal at Lamberton Elementary, were fired.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.
KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.
Should Philadelphia establish a one-stop enrollment portal for public, charter and Catholic schools?
The Philadelphia school district made the controversial decision to close down two dozen public schools this year.
The School Reform Commission is pledging to approve key school district hires in public, after failing to do so for years.
Sophomore Nadia Watson says her lunch at Kensington Business High School was not only unappealing — it was unrecognizable. “We had to ask them what it was.”
A press release says Ramos, who has served two years as chairman of the SRC, resigned “to attend to recent, unexpected news within his family.”
The artworks, taken from schools including Wilson Middle School, include paintings by noted artist Henry Ossawa Tanner.
With the start of school a little more than two weeks away, the Philadelphia School District is restoring some laid-off staffers with the money it has available.
Teachers and parents booed throughout the meeting as the School Reform Commission set aside union seniority rules, and stopped union pay increases based on service time.
School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos isn’t making much comment until the financial picture is finalized.