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A new poll says Philadelphia voters don’t think much of how the governor or the School Reform Commission are handling public education.
KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the School Reform Commission adopted a lump sum budget statement for next year with a $320 million dollar hole in it.
Philadelphia principals tonight heard about the serious givebacks included in their tentative contract agreement with the financially-struggling school district.
Darrell Clarke has decided to call a special election to fill the vacancy created by the departure of former at-large councilman Bill Green, now chair of the School Reform Commission.
The decision on whether to call a special election rests now with Council President Darrell Clarke, and for the moment he is not commenting about his plans.
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.”