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Insider: The SRC May Be Sizing Up Your Neighborhood School Right Now

(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. […]

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What Comes After the SRC If It’s Abolished?

When education advocates envision a possible replacement for the School Reform Commission, all kinds of ideas are on the table: How about an elected board? […]

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This Report May Make You Look at the SRC Differently

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 […]

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Mayor Nutter Says It’s Time to Disband the School Reform Commission

(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 […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Farah Jimenez on Rethinking How We Solve Social Problems

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. […]

City Life

Philly Teachers Case Goes to Pa. Supreme Court

The School Reform Commission and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will duke it out before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over whether the SRC has the power […]

City Life

We Want Answers: New SRC Chair Marjorie Neff

The School District of Philadelphia has been beset in recent years by both financial and academic challenges. It seems to me you have the most […]

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Inside Take: 3 Bogus Problems With the Teacher’s Contract

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Here’s a not-so-bold prediction: Within the next 6 months, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will […]

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City Life

SRC Aims for $2.86 Billion Budget in 2016

The School Reform Commission on Thursday adopted a $2.86 billion “lump sum” budget for the 2015-16 school year, providing the fiscal outlines for leaders as […]

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PA’s Wealthy School Districts Get Way More Local Cash Than Poor Ones

School districts across Pennsylvania have felt the impact of state budget cuts and the expiration of federal stimulus dollars over the past few years. But the money woes of […]

City Life

Former Teachers Sue SRC Over Free Speech at Charter Meeting

Three women identified as former Philadelphia school teachers are suing the School Reform Commission, saying they were deprived of First Amendment rights when they had […]

City Life

Diaz: Replace SRC With Parent-Led Board

Mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz is proposing to scrap the School Reform Commission and replace it with a parent-led school board to make major decisions for […]

City Life

Green Won’t Challenge Wolf’s SRC Decision

Bill Green said this afternoon he will not mount a legal challenge to Gov. Wolf’s dismissal of him as chair of the School Reform Commission, […]

City Life

5 Things Michael Nutter Wants You to Know About His Property Tax Hike

Mayor Michael Nutter proposed a budget Thursday that would total $3.95 billion, expand the use of police body cameras, most likely eliminate the need for a tuition hike next […]

City Life

The Five Boldest Parts of Tom Wolf’s New Budget

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a big, bold budget proposal on Tuesday, just as expected. It has a little something for everyone to love and hate. (You […]