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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

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

City Council Moves Ahead With Plans To Question Whether School District Should Return To Local Control

If at first you don’t succeed…City Council is trying again for a ballot referendum that would ask city voters whether to the school district should be under local control.

10/12/2014

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

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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School Reform Commission Makes Bold Move To Avoid More Cuts

The SRC won’t adopt a budget for next school year until it has secured adequate funding for Philadelphia schools on both the local and state level.

05/30/2014

Rather than slash staff and services, the School Reform Commission refuses to adopt a balanced budget on time. (credit: Mike Denardo/KYW)

SRC Defies City Charter, Refuses To Adopt Budget

The School Reform Commission has decided to defy the city charter and not pass a budget for next year on time.

05/29/2014

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

City Council To Hear From School District Officials On Proposed Budget

On Monday, City Council hears from school district officials on the so-called “empty shell” budget proposed for next year.

05/04/2014

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Public School Advocates Propose November Ballot Question On Dissolving SRC

Working Families Organization would have to gather 20,000 petition signatures, but Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says it would send a strong message.

04/22/2014

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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