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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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Community Academy of Philadelphia Headed To Court Over SRC Ruling

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) voted late last week to not renew the city’s oldest charter school.

01/20/2013

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Philadelphia School District Sells Property For $1

The Philadelphia School District has sold two historic buildings — one for a lot, one for a little.

12/22/2012

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Activist Groups To March, Rally In Protest Of Recommended Philadelphia School Closings

Local activist groups, students, parents and community members plan to come together Saturday afternoon to protest the recommended school closings announced on Wednesday.

12/15/2012

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Parents Are Asking The SRC To Keep 2 Local Charter Schools Open

Parents at two charter schools under a cloud of scandal are asking the School Reform Commission to keep the charters open.

09/30/2012

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South Philadelphia School To Be Improved

Parents complained to the School Reform Commission last week about Alcorn Elementary at 32nd and Dickinson streets.

07/15/2012

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Two Candidates Announced For Philadelphia Schools Superintendent

42-year-old Pedro Martinez, the deputy superintendent at the Clark County, Nevada school district, which includes Las Vegas, is one of the final two candidates for the superintendant position.

06/23/2012

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School Reform Commission Looking To Close $54 Million Deficit

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission is now searching for a way to close a $54 million deficit because of the City Council decision to only add $40 million in new funding for the cash-starved district.

06/23/2012

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Fate Of One Philadelphia Elementary School Up In The Air

Students and staff at a Northeast Philadelphia school are waiting to find out who will run their school in the fall.

05/20/2012

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Philadelphia School Reform Commission Votes To Close Seven Schools, Adopts Preliminary Budget

Members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission have voted to close eight of the schools recommended in the District’s Facilities Master Plan Thursday night.

03/29/2012

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School Reform Commission Holds Meetings On School Closings

The School Reform Commission is in the process of holding 10 consecutive school closing hearings at the School District’s Education Center on North Broad Street.

03/03/2012

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School Reform Commission Takes Steps To Speed Up Closures

The School Reform Commission has taken a step to speed-up the process of closing nine public schools in the city.

02/18/2012

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Report Shows Philadelphia Schools Under-Report Violent Incidents

A Blue Ribbon Commission says Philadelphia public schools are under-reporting violent incidents, and should offer more counseling to victims.

01/18/2012

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Philadelphia City Council Holds Hearing On School Closure Plan

Philadelphia City Council wanted its own hearings on the school district plan to close nine school buildings and reconfigure some of others.

11/29/2011

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With Ramos At The Helm, Philadelphia’s SRC Becomes More Accessible

After a summer that saw accusations of back-room deals, the new-look panel running Philadelphia schools is making an effort to engage the public.

11/20/2011

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