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.
Sylvia Simms, 52, of North Philadelphia, is a former district bus attendant and the founder of the group “Parent Power.”
Governor Chris Christie’s proposal got a warm reception at Rowan, but the opposition at Rutgers-Camden was strong.
The School District of Philadelphia has launched a series of public meetings as it explores permanently closing dozens of school buildings.
It looks like the short list for Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent just got a little shorter.
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.
Today’s the day the public learns the names of the two finalists to be Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent.
“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 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.
Wendell Pritchett, chancellor at Rutgers-Camden, urged everyone to put the heat on decisionmakers at the state capital.
A search team is now in place, to help the School Reform Commission find Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent.
Pedro Ramos, a former Philadelphia school board president and city managing director, was confirmed Monday as new chairman of the SRC.
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.
“We commit as a commission to work in a transparent and efficient manner. That’s going to be extremely important. We have to get the public’s respect and trust in this process,” Pritchett said.
Pritchett is currently the chancellor of Rutgers University’s Camden campus, and a former deputy chief of staff for Nutter.
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