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Is the new school board diverse enough?


Who are the nine new school board members?

One of the mayor's appointees is a pediatrician. Others have backgrounds in business, social work, teaching, and more.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent breaking news, whyy news

Two commissioners leave fading SRC to seek spots on new Philly school board

Estelle Richman will chair the body for the rest of its term.

by Avi Wolfman-Arent and Dale Mezzacappa whyy news, breaking news

McGinley, Wilkerson resign from SRC; mayor names Neff and Fran Burns

The moves were made as the School District transitions to governance by the new Board of Education.

by Staff report

Nominating panel sends 18 new school board candidates to Kenney

The list includes more parents and educators.


Mayor requests more candidates for school board

Kenney told the nominating panel that he wants more diversity on the new list of at least 18 people. He's not ruling out making his choices from the first group of 27 names, however.


Panel submits 27 names to mayor for new school board

The group includes two current School Reform Commission members.


Survey: Residents want improvements in school climate, literacy, and investment in the arts

More than 3,000 people filled out a citywide questionnaire about Philadelphia schools.

Kenney opposes Council resolution to set high bar for removing Board of Ed members

by Dale Mezzacappa and Greg Windle breaking news

People's School Board slate holds town hall

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

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