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Surprises, twists in SRC meeting dominated by charter votes

Wister turned over to Mastery. Great Oaks pulls out of Cooke. No votes on the nonrenewal proposals for Audenried, Vare, Olney and Stetson. And, oh yes, District hires Kelly to provide substitute services.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Kevin McCorry newsworks

SRC to vote on charter conversions, renewals, and non-renewals

Councilwoman Helen Gym is calling for a moratorium on charter conversions. The SRC will consider four Renaissance non-renewal recommendations.


Charter school office: Approve all three Renaissance charter bids

The recommendations come with conditions. The SRC will vote on the applications Thursday.


Sisters of controversy

New "parent congresses" stoke claims of hidden agendas and conflict of interest.


Green sues to regain SRC chairmanship

His suit says that Wolf replaced him for ideological reasons and due to the opposition of the PFT to his pro-charter views.


SRC pushes for stronger school advisory councils


School-by-school breakdown of Philadelphia's substitute teacher crisis

by newsworks

'Sunshine' questions loom over SRC's surprise resolution

by newsworks

SRC overrules Superintendent Hite, moves to convert three schools into charters

by newsworks

In bombshell, SRC defies Hite, votes to turn Wister over to Mastery

Two schools had been recommended for Renaissance charter conversion. After a "walk-on resolution," three were approved. Each provider's application must still win approval.

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