New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.
Gary R’Nel spoke with the Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, Dr. William Hite, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his Action Plan 3.0 for Philadelphia schools and the improving financial status of the district.
Superintendent William Hite’s plan calls for reorganizing schools into eight geographic networks, and adding three others focusing on turnaround, alternative and innovative schools.
It’s a four-year pilot at the Jackson and Ziegler schools, using software designed by AIM Academy, of Conshohocken.
“Children sometimes recall facts, sometimes not; but they will always recall an experience,” noted Philadelphia schools superintendent Williams Hite.
“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.
Dom Giordano talked to William Hite, Superintendant of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, about the decision to cancel their contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
Kids sang and danced and drew pictures as the grownups pushed for funding for quality pre-kindergarten programs.
The Philadelphia School District is trying some new strategies to stress the importance of attendance.
“Great Philly Schools” has launched a new web tool to help parents choose early-childhood programs.
The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.
The School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”
Stigall On Phila. Public School System: ‘There Is Always A Budget Gap And Never A Discussion As To Why’
Chris Stigall criticized School Reform Commission Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Nutter for not being satisfied with Governor Corbett’s decision to extend money to Philadelphia schools
Schools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.
In all, 342 layoff notices are going out. A school district spokeswoman says this is unrelated to the cigarette tax standoff in Harrisburg.