Wendell Pritchett

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.


(Phoebe Haddon.  Photo provided by Rutgers University)

Longtime Education Notable Phoebe Haddon To Head Rutgers-Camden

Haddon is currently dean of the law school at the University of Maryland. She was on the faculty of Temple Law School for decades.


(Wendell Pritchett at a Rutgers-Camden event in 2011.  File photo by Karin Phillips)

Pritchett Prepares to Step Down as Rutgers-Camden Chancellor

Wendell Pritchett made the announcement at a faculty breakfast that he’ll be returning to the Rutgers faculty next July.


(A member of PCAPS shows a copy of the valentine being delivered to members of the SRC.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Love of Schools, Love of Kids Prompts Valentine Delivery to Phila. School Officials

Opponents of the Philadelphia School District’s plan to close 37 more public schools at the end of this school year delivered a special Valentine’s Day message to the School Reform Commission.


(New SRC board member Sylvia Simms, third from right, at an event with Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite, center.  Photo provided)

Community Leader Sylvia Simms Named to Philadelphia School Reform Commission

Sylvia Simms, 52, of North Philadelphia, is a former district bus attendant and the founder of the group “Parent Power.”


Rutgers Rowan Merger

2012 Year in Review: Aborted Fight To Merge Rutgers-Camden into Rowan U.

Governor Chris Christie’s proposal got a warm reception at Rowan, but the opposition at Rutgers-Camden was strong.


(Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr. William Hite addresses a public meeting about school building closures.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Gathering Public Views on School Shutdown Criteria

The School District of Philadelphia has launched a series of public meetings as it explores permanently closing dozens of school buildings.


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Hite Seen As Next Philadelphia School Superintendent As Martinez Drops Out

It looks like the short list for Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent just got a little shorter.


(Credit: School District of Philadelphia)

Philadelphia School District Announces First Finalist For Superintendent’s Job

The School District has released the name of one of the two finalists for the superintendent’s job. The first candidate to be revealed is Pedro Martinez.


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School Reform Commission To Announce Candidates For Superintendent

Today’s the day the public learns the names of the two finalists to be Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent.


Chief Academic Officer Penny Nixon, SRC Chairman Pedro Ramos, Chief Recovery Officer Tom Knudsen (by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Teachers: We’ve Been Left Out Of SRC’s Overhaul Plan

“I would like to urge you to fix what the district has, not try to recreate the wheel,” said Hillary Linardopoulos, a third grade teacher at Julia DeBurgos Elementary in West Kensington.


(The Rowan University room where Monday's hearing took place.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

NJ Legislators Hear Pros, Cons of Proposed Rowan Takeover of Rutgers-Camden

The higher education committees of the New Jersey assembly and state senate got an earful on the highly charged proposal to have Rowan take over Rutgers University’s Camden campus.


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Hundreds Gather To Oppose Takeover of Rutgers-Camden By Rowan U.

Wendell Pritchett, chancellor at Rutgers-Camden, urged everyone to put the heat on decisionmakers at the state capital.


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Search Is On For Philadelphia’s Next Schools Superintendent

A search team is now in place, to help the School Reform Commission find Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent.


(Pedro Ramos, in 2007 file photo)

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.