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(A Philadelphia PD civil affairs officer, wearing red armband, guides Gov. Corbett's entourage away from nearby protesters and police.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Protesters Chase Gov. Corbett From Olney To Center City

Outside the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut, protesters shouted, “Shame, shame!” at the governor.

01/17/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Corbett Sidesteps Philly Protests For SRC Announcement

As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett filled two seats on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

01/17/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia’s Democratic Party Boss Sees Vigorous Fight For Green’s Council Seat

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.

01/17/2014

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

3 Philadelphia Principals Fired In Test Cheating Scandal

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.

01/17/2014

(City councilman Bill Green, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Corbett To Tap Green To Head SRC

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.

01/17/2014

(Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Source: Gov. Corbett Plans To Name Councilman Green To Head The SRC

KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.

01/16/2014

Superintendent William Hite overseeing a discussion on universal enrollment at last night's SRC meeting. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SRC Weighs Universal Enrollment System For Public, Charter And Catholic Schools

Should Philadelphia establish a one-stop enrollment portal for public, charter and Catholic schools?

01/14/2014

FILE: Germantown High School

2013 IN REVIEW: District Closes 24 Philadelphia Public Schools

The Philadelphia school district made the controversial decision to close down two dozen public schools this year.

12/28/2013

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

Philadelphia School District Cites Computer Glitch For Employee Hires Without Public Disclosure

The School Reform Commission is pledging to approve key school district hires in public, after failing to do so for years.

12/21/2013

Nadia Watson addresses the School Reform Commission. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Public School Students Demand Better Lunches, More Say In Selection

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.”

11/22/2013

(Pedro Ramos, in 2007 file photo)

Surprise Resignation: Pedro Ramos Leaving Phila. School Board

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.”

10/21/2013

(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Won’t Sell Off Art Collection To Fund Operations

The artworks, taken from schools including Wilson Middle School, include paintings by noted artist Henry Ossawa Tanner.

10/18/2013

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

Some Laid-Off Staffers Being Brought Back To Philadelphia Schools

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.

08/24/2013

(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

SRC Votes To Suspend School Code, Bypassing Union Seniority Rules

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.

08/15/2013

(Philadelphia School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Remain In Limbo Awaiting Harrisburg Action

School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos isn’t making much comment until the financial picture is finalized.

07/02/2013

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