The commissioners also moved Policy 406 ahead for review, despite fierce opposition from charters.
The effort aims to lift not only individuals, but also the city’s overall educational and economic attainment.
The School Reform Commission is due to consider the policy Thursday. Several dozen charter advocates rallied outside District headquarters to protest, citing overreach and a lack of collaboration.
From social justice lessons to personal stories, organizers sought to reinforce the movement's 13 guiding principles.
As Philadelphia prepares for its new school board, charter leaders are angling for independence from the District and pushing for friendly board members.
Four other low-performing schools will get extra resources for 'internal' turnaround.
They are seeking to influence who is chosen for the Board of Education and to get Council support in disputes with District regulations.
Republicans accuse him of playing politics in an election year. He is running for re-election, and at least one legislative leader, Mike Turzai, is vying to oppose him.
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The city is launching a campaign to bring computer science to all students.
The tally was 3-1, with one abstention. The School Reform Commission has governed the District for 16 years. A new Board of Education is expected to start on July 1.
A former teacher and social impact strategist shares a bold vision for Philadelphia's future.
The overall picture in the District looks better, but some recent findings are alarming.
They won't have their own logins to the new student info system until January. Teachers worry about the longer-term effects, however.
Decision reverses longstanding view that courts should stay out of education funding and could lead to upheaval of the current system