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In a first, Philadelphia public school students are heading back for their first day of school before Labor Day this year. Students will report on […]
Major news for Philly schools: Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city’s new Board of Education on Wednesday morning. The nine-member board will oversee Philly schools — and […]
The Rundown Age: 50 CV, abridged: Philly’s first Asian-American City Councilwoman (2016-present); Cesar Chavez Champion of Change (2014); national vice chair of Local Progress (2017-present); […]
We know many of you (if not all of you) are less-than-happy with our public schools. But here’s your chance to tell officials how you’d run the […]
In November, the contentious School Reform Commission voted to abolish itself, paving the way for the School District of Philadelphia to return to local control. In […]
The contentious School Reform Commission voted to disband itself on Thursday night. The long-anticipated decision will have a significant impact on Philly and its schools: The […]
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! […]
Two members of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission, the appointed body that serves in place of an elected school board, have announced that they will resign. […]
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 […]
Money was on the minds of School Reform Commission members on Thursday. They unveiled their five-year spending plan and approved a $2.8 billion budget for the […]