Mayor Jim Kenney is finally choosing a side in the debate over the contentious School Reform Commission. On Thursday, Kenney will publicly push to abolish […]
The contentious debate over the School Reform Commission’s existence took a major turn on Thursday night. At a heated board meeting, SRC chairwoman Joyce Wilkerson simply laid out […]
The School Reform Commission voted earlier this week to approve a contract between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
The Philadelphia School District pays almost $5,000 in continuing costs when a student leaves to attend a charter school, according to a new report referenced in the […]
The School Reform Commission is astonishingly unpopular in Philadelphia: Only 11 percent of residents think it should exist. Donald Trump has more support than that here! […]
In the most recent episode of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver takes a swing at Philly charter schools.
Update: Governor Tom Wolf has responded to Bill Green’s claims that he lacked the authority to unseat him as chair of the SRC. A statement issued […]
(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Dear Parents: Pay attention. The School Reform Commission wants to turn three neighborhood schools into charters. The community is outraged. […]
Gov. Tom Wolf wants to shut down the School Reform Commission and return Philadelphia’s public schools to local control. Former Mayor Michael Nutter is also on board with the […]
(Editor’s note: This is a developing story that will be updated.) In a major education policy address, Mayor Nutter called today for the dissolution of the […]
Farah Jimenez doesn’t shy away from massive, intimidating, systemic problems. Last year, the Republican was tapped to tackle Philadelphia’s educational woes as a member of the School Reform Commission. […]