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Pa. State Senator Vincent Hughes at the podium and student Angel Martinez. (photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. State Senator Calls For Shale Gas Tax To Help Fund Public Education

Standing outside school district headquarters, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced plans to introduce a bill that would place a five percent tax on natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania to be used, in part, for public schools.

03/27/2014

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Philadelphia Public Schools To Ask For $320M In Funding

Superintendent Dr. Hite is calling for $320 million dollars in funding for Philadelphia schools next year and the Mayor made his stance clear on the matter.

02/20/2014

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)

Pa. Senate Confirms Green, Jimenez To School Reform Commission

The state senate approved the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green to be SRC chair, and Farah Jimenez to be an SRC member.

02/04/2014

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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

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

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SRC Meeting Offers Exercises On How To Better Philly Schools

The School Reform Commission held a meeting Monday night that gave teachers and community members a chance to work through an exercise in how to get the most students into better-performing schools.

11/18/2013

Tom Corbett (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Governor Corbett In Charge Of Filling Vacancy On The School Reform Commission

Governor Corbett says he’s in the process of filling the opening that was created when SRC chair Pedro Ramos resigned last month.

11/09/2013

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Philadelphia Parents Take Budget Crisis Concerns To SRC

While teachers and activists marched, Philadelphia parents last night took their concerns over the budget crisis to the School Reform Commission.

08/22/2013

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Philadelphia School District To Launch Online Learning Program

The new initiative, called Philadelphia Virtual Academy (PVA), will offer online learning for students in grades 6 – 12, starting in time for the 2013-2014 school year.

04/19/2013

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Philadelphia School District Says Beeber Middle School Will Remain Open

Dimner Beeber Middle School will remain open, officials said on Tuesday.

04/16/2013

Governor Corbett chats after an event in Harrisburg Friday

Corbett Calls It A Maybe As Philadelphia Schools Look For Extra State Money

But he says the SRC’s request is dead on arrival without pension reform.

03/29/2013

SRC School Closings Protest

SRC Chairman: School Closings The Result Of Years Of Inaction

Over the loud protest of hundreds of parents and teachers, the School Reform Commission voted to close 23 Philadelphia public schools.

03/08/2013

School Closing Protests

School Reform Commission Votes To Save Four Schools, 23 To Close

The School Reform Commission has voted to save four public schools from closure in Philadelphia.

03/07/2013

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School District Makes 12 Changes To Closure Plan

One notable school coming off of the school closure list is Strawberry Mansion High School, which will remain open.

02/19/2013

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Some Schools May Move To Philadelphia School District Headquarters If Closed

Part of the debate over closing 37 Philadelphia schools includes the possibility of moving some schools into the cavernous district headquarters building.

02/03/2013

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