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SRC approves nearly $100 million in contracts for online services and substitute teachers

The commissioners also moved Policy 406 ahead for review, despite fierce opposition from charters.


Protesters seek 'working group' to draft policy on amending charters

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.


Charter operators press for changes in how schools are authorized

As Philadelphia prepares for its new school board, charter leaders are angling for independence from the District and pushing for friendly board members.

People's School Board slate holds town hall

The main concerns discussed were inequity, transparency, and resources.


Creating a Philadelphia school board we can trust

by commentary

Nominating panel convenes for first meeting

Members elected officers and heard presentations on ethics and legal requirements of the selection process. Activists are raising concerns about transparency.


SRC gives reprieves to Universal Vare, Memphis Street charters


School board nominating panel getting down to work

Part of the first meeting, on Friday morning, is open to the public.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Greg Windle

Nominating committee members, timeline for new school board announced

by thenotebook

State gives formal approval to SRC dissolution

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