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SRC votes to dissolve, taking first step toward local control of schools

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.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent breaking news

A history lesson on historic day for School Reform Commission

Former Superintendent David Hornbeck says the SRC's birth was linked to the 1967 student walkout and racism.

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Residents want elected school board members with skin in the game

Councilwoman Bass is holding town halls on replacing the SRC.

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On schools, Kenney decided the city can't wait any longer

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

Kenney to propose ending SRC and returning to a local school board

He will make a speech today before Council.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent breaking news

Kenney to give major speech on future of Philly schools

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With SRC on the brink, Philly charter schools in ‘wait-and-see’ mode

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Was Thursday the beginning of the end for the SRC?

At the commission's meeting, a District lawyer gave a presentation about what would happen if it voted to dissolve itself. It also voted not to renew Richard Allen Prep's charter, one of the city's oldest.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa whyy news

SRC votes to move SLA to Ben Franklin High School

Starting in 2019-20, the magnet school will share space with one of the city's struggling neighborhood high schools.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

New charter report has stark financial implications for Philadelphia

The School District has so far declined to comment.

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