While teachers and activists marched, Philadelphia parents last night took their concerns over the budget crisis to the School Reform Commission.
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.
Dimner Beeber Middle School will remain open, officials said on Tuesday.
But he says the SRC’s request is dead on arrival without pension reform.
Over the loud protest of hundreds of parents and teachers, the School Reform Commission voted to close 23 Philadelphia public schools.
The School Reform Commission has voted to save four public schools from closure in Philadelphia.
One notable school coming off of the school closure list is Strawberry Mansion High School, which will remain open.
Part of the debate over closing 37 Philadelphia schools includes the possibility of moving some schools into the cavernous district headquarters building.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) voted late last week to not renew the city’s oldest charter school.
The Philadelphia School District has sold two historic buildings — one for a lot, one for a little.
Local activist groups, students, parents and community members plan to come together Saturday afternoon to protest the recommended school closings announced on Wednesday.
Parents at two charter schools under a cloud of scandal are asking the School Reform Commission to keep the charters open.
Parents complained to the School Reform Commission last week about Alcorn Elementary at 32nd and Dickinson streets.
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.
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.