Philadelphia was acknowledged for its own abatement effort.
After the Education Committee chair made comments about "inner city" students, Sen. Vincent Hughes said he was not fit for that post. Eichelberger, in turn, cited "fake news" and blasted Hughes on his website.
The District's plan to overhaul 11 struggling schools drew complaints. The SRC also approved an expansion for FACTS Charter School.
City Council members and disability rights groups pressed their case against the secretary of education nominee with the senator's staff. A barrage of messages to his offices across the state did not sway him.