Bill Green Still Weighing Run For Phila. Mayor As IndependentGreen, now a member of the School Reform Commission, says his occasional sparring with Kenney when they served together on City Council won't factor into his decision about running against him.
Two Philadelphia Charter Schools Fail To Have Charter Renewed By School Reform CommissionA dozen Philadelphia charter schools earned new terms, but the School Reform Commission has turned thumbs-down on renewing two others.
Philadelphia School District 'Lump Sum' Budget Getting OK'd Despite Funding HolesRight now, the district's $2.9-billion preliminary budget for next year is short, according to CFO Matt Stanski.
Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented"(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and ... they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board," says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs ConfiscatedLisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting.
Former Phila. SRC Chair and His Replacement Say They'll Move Schools Forward TogetherNew 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.
Bill Green Says He Won't Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court FightHe says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.
Chosen Few Emerge From Philadelphia High-Tech Charter School LotteryThousands of parents learned Tuesday whether their child was awarded a spot in the K-12 Math, Science & Technology charter in the far Northeast.
School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget ImpactThe district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won't break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.
Philadelphia SRC Approves 5 New Charter Schools, 4 Arrested During Heated MeetingThe meeting was frequently disrupted by protesters as the School Reform Commission granted conditional charters to five schools.
All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote TonightThe School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.
School Reform Commission Faces Charter School Vote Amid Intense Pressure From Both SidesThe SRC must consider new charters under provisions that Republican state lawmakers tacked on to a bill allowing the city to collect an extra two dollars a pack on cigarettes, to help close a large budget deficit last year.
Thousands March Through Central Philadelphia For Justice, Jobs, and FairnessThe event was organized by a coalition that calls itself MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment ("MLK DARE").
Commonwealth Court Reviews Legality Of Philadelphia School District's Termination Of Teachers' ContractAttorneys for the Philadelphia School District have asked a Commonwealth Court panel to affirm the District's authority to cancel its teachers contract.
Activists Say Phila. Charter Schools Are Rife With Fraud And Regulators Aren't WatchingToday, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.