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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.

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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

District plans call for phase-out of Strawberry Mansion as a neighborhood high school

No freshman class is slated to start in September. The building might be used for other educational programs.

by Darryl Murphy and Dale Mezzacappa breaking news

Philadelphia students to lead a march for school safety after national walkout

Students say they feel that 17 minutes isn't enough to explore the issues surrounding persistent urban gun violence.

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Kenney's budget calls for tax hikes to cover school deficits

by Avi Wolfman-Arent whyy news, breaking news

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

by Dale Mezzacappa and Greg Windle breaking news

Wolf asks court to expedite school funding lawsuit; GOP leaders reiterate opposition

The governor dropped his prior objections.

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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

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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