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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.


Residents want elected school board members with skin in the game

Councilwoman Bass is holding town halls on replacing the SRC.


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

by breaking news, whyy news

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


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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