Community Leader Sylvia Simms Named to Philadelphia School Reform CommissionSylvia Simms, 52, of North Philadelphia, is a former district bus attendant and the founder of the group "Parent Power."
Report Shows Philadelphia Schools Under-Report Violent IncidentsA Blue Ribbon Commission says Philadelphia public schools are under-reporting violent incidents, and should offer more counseling to victims.
Mayor Nutter Names Novelist Lorene Cary To School Reform CommissionCary'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.
Lorene Cary's New Book "Free" Hits Shelves Monday"Free! Great Escapes on the Underground Railroad" is a collection of 12 remarkable tales about slaves taking extraordinary steps to escape to freedom.