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City Life

Bill Green Gives the Backstory of His SRC Ouster

If he had been shaken by the events of the last 24 hours, Bill Green wasn’t showing it when he appeared late Monday afternoon at […]

City Life

GOP Leaders Slam Tom Wolf for Booting Bill Green

Republican leaders in the General Assembly are decrying Gov. Tom Wolf‘s decision this week to oust Bill Green as chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. […]

Citified

Wolf to Green: You’re Out as Liquor Board Chair. (Huh?)

[Updated at 3:50 p.m: Gov. Wolf’s press secretary, Jeffrey Sheridan, emails to note that the letter sent to Green “was corrected immediately and the correct letter was […]

School District of Philadelphia
City Life

Analysis: The SRC Can’t Win

Now we know for sure: There is no good way to govern Philadelphia schools — because all attempts to do so will end in tears. […]

Candidate Conversations
Citified

Philly’s Mayoral Candidates Pretty Much Cool With Wolf’s Ouster of Green

[Updated at 6 p.m. to include Lynne Abraham’s comments.] Most of Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral candidates either agree with Gov. Tom Wolf‘s shocking decision this week […]

School District of Philadelphia
City Life

Neff, New SRC Chair, Issues Public Statement

Following Sunday night’s surprise news that Gov. Tom Wolf has dumped Bill Green as chair of the School Reform Commission, new Chair Marjorie Neff this […]

bill green
Citified

The Brief: Is Bill Green’s Political Future Over?

Gov. Tom Wolf sure isn’t pulling any punches. In a move that shocked many, Wolf announced Sunday that he is yanking Bill Green from his position as chairman […]

City Life

Wolf Dumps Green as SRC Chair

[Updated with comments from Marjorie Neff] Gov. Tom Wolf has announced he will replace School Reform Commission chairman Bill Green with Marjorie Neff, a fellow […]

School District of Philadelphia
City Life

District Renews Effort to Impose Terms on Teachers

The School Reform Commission is appealing a court ruling that overturned its decision last fall to slash teacher benefits, saying state law clearly gives the […]

Citified

The Brief: Doug Oliver Doubles Down on Being Vague

Last night, I interviewed long-shot mayoral candidate Doug Oliver at Venturef0rth as part of Citified’s new Candidate Conversations series. Going into the Q&A, my big question was: […]

Citified

The Brief: Will Crime Be an Issue in the Mayor’s Race?

This is Michael Nutter‘s final year as mayor, a/k/a legacy time. He’s talked up everything from his urban planning record to Philadelphia’s recent drop in homicides to its population growth. But on […]

Citified

The Brief: No Peace for the SRC

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved five out of 39 applications for new charter schools yesterday night at the tail end of a meeting that […]

School District of Philadelphia
City Life

SRC Approves 5 of 39 New Charter School Applications

[Updated at 6:30 a.m. Thursday] The Philadelphia School Reform Commission decided Wednesday night at a high-stakes, five-hour meeting to conditionally approve five of 39 applications […]

City Life

Live: SRC to Decide All 39 Philly Charter Applications

There is an insane line of people outside the school district waiting to get into tonight's SRC meeting. #phled pic.twitter.com/j4TQBTyOZk — Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) February […]

School District of Philadelphia
Citified

A Plea to the SRC: Evaluate Each School on Its Individual Merits

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) At Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School in South Philly, students are offered majors in music […]