Pedro Ramos To Take Over As President Of The Philadelphia FoundationFrom city managing director to head of the School Reform Commission, Pedro Ramos says he's probably seen as much of the city as any resident.
Corbett To Tap Green To Head SRCThe Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.
Governor Corbett In Charge Of Filling Vacancy On The School Reform Commission Governor Corbett says he's in the process of filling the opening that was created when SRC chair Pedro Ramos resigned last month.
Surprise Resignation: Pedro Ramos Leaving Phila. School BoardA press release says Ramos, who has served two years as chairman of the SRC, resigned "to attend to recent, unexpected news within his family."
Philadelphia Schools Remain In Limbo Awaiting Harrisburg ActionSchool Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos isn't making much comment until the financial picture is finalized.
Philadelphia School District Makes Its Case For Latest Funding Stopgap"The budget, in its current form, simply cannot support the services provided this year," SRC chair Pedro Ramos told Philadelphia lawmakers.
Philadelphia School District Takes Out Big Loan To Pay BillsThe School Reform Commission okayed the sale of $265-million in bonds just to get the district through its deficit this year.
New Schools Superintendent Working On Transition To PhiladelphiaThe start date for Philadelphia's new schools superintendent Dr. William Hite could be announced soon.
SRC Selects New Superintendent Of Philadelphia School DistrictThe School Reform Commission has selected its new superintendent/CEO of the Philadelphia School District, officials announced Friday.
Nutter Reacts To City Council Not Increasing Budget For School FundingMayor Nutter and the head of the School Reform Commission say tough choices lie ahead, now that City Council has stood firm in keeping the amount of new money for the schools to less than half of what Nutter wanted.
Masch Is Out As Philadelphia School District Budget DirectorA school district spokesman confirms that Masch is leaving "by mutual agreement" with the district.
School District Leans On City Council For More MoneyPublic testimony is on tap today, on day two of the school district's budget hearings at City Council. The school district is banking on more money from the city.
Philadelphia Schools Say $94M More From Property Taxes Next Year Won't Be EnoughSchool District of Philadelphia officials say that without an additional $94 million from the mayor's "Actual Value Initiative" property tax overhaul, schools may not have enough personnel to open in the fall.
School District Pleads With City Council For Extra FundingSchool District leaders met with City Council members yesterday, to try to persuade them to support Mayor Nutter's Actual Value tax plan and the extra $94-million it would provide for the district.
Philadelphia School Reform Commission Votes To Close Seven Schools, Adopts Preliminary BudgetMembers of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission have voted to close eight of the schools recommended in the District’s Facilities Master Plan Thursday night.