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Setting up the SRC did not solve city’s clash with state

Tensions remain over fairness in funding. Privatization was not a silver bullet.

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Mayor visits West Philadelphia preschool to boost city’s new initiative

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Parent activists don’t feel respected by the SRC

They may disagree on the best way to govern the School District, but they all see a need for more community involvement in decisions.

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Should it stay or go?

Some say it's time to abolish the controversial School Reform Commission and switch to local control.

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How other districts govern

In some cities, parents have more clout.

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Multiple choice: Does Philadelphia have a teacher vacancy problem?

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Conservative youth organizing group launches watchlist of academics

Two professors from Temple and two from the University of Pennsylvania were singled out for "advancing leftist propaganda."

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Trump taps billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Unions are appalled, and school choice advocates heartened. DeVos' organizations have run afoul of campaign finance laws. City Councilwoman Helen Gym calls her "uniquely unsuited" for the job.

by Greg Windle, Dale Mezzacappa and Darryl Murphy

Not everyone's a fan of proposed changes to academic calendar

The school year would start earlier. Spring break would be shorter.

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A sampling of students: Philly high-schoolers taste some new lunch possibilities

by newsworks