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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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New SRC Chairman Wants Deeper Financial Scrutiny

The new head of the School Reform Commission presides over his first meeting today. Pedro Ramos says he wants to keep a tighter watch on school district finances.

11/16/2011

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School Reform Commission Has New Chairman

Pedro Ramos, a former Philadelphia school board president and city managing director, was confirmed Monday as new chairman of the SRC.

11/15/2011

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City Council Wants Its Own Hearing On School Closing Proposal

The Philadelphia School District’s decision to close as many as nine schools is prompting City Council to schedule its own inquiry.

11/07/2011

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Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearings On School Closures

The Philadelphia School District’s decision to close as many as nine schools is prompting City Council to schedule its own inquiry.

11/05/2011

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Third Commissioner Resigns From The School Reform Commission

Turbulent times continue for Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission, with the resignation of yet another member.

10/20/2011

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Mayor Nutter Names Novelist Lorene Cary To School Reform Commission

Cary’s novel, “The Price of a Child,” was the first “One Book, One Philadelphia” pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.

10/10/2011

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SRC Signs Ackerman’s $905,000 Severance Check, Taxpayers Front The Bill

The School Reform Commission has decided to sign former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s severance check.

09/07/2011

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School Reform Commission OK’s $900K Buyout For Ex-Superintendent Ackerman

Without comment, the School Reform Commission has unanimously okayed the 900-thousand dolalr buyout for ex-superintendent Arlene Ackerman.

08/24/2011

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Philadelphia School District Says It Won’t Impose Terms On Unions Just Yet

Thursday was the Philadelphia School District’s deadline for its unions to make concessions. But the district says it’s going to let that deadline slip for now.

06/30/2011

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Arlene Ackerman Says She’s Not Trying To Bail Out

Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman calls “false” reports that she is negotiating with the School Reform Commission to buy out the remaining three years of her contract.

06/27/2011

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Pa. Supreme Court Will Likely Enter Teachers Union, School District Layoff Dispute

In the ongoing legal battle over layoffs between the teachers union and Philadelphia school district, it appears likely that the State Supreme court will take up the case

06/13/2011

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