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Farah Jimenez resigns from the School Reform Commission

Her departure leaves four members, which could affect voting. A new school board will take over governance on July 1.


Charter operators press for changes in how schools are authorized

As Philadelphia prepares for its new school board, charter leaders are angling for independence from the District and pushing for friendly board members.

Kenney administration is moving to set up transition from SRC to local control

"Friends of" groups are being asked to suggest names for a nominating committee and for a new nine-member Board of Education.


SRC gives Hite a raise and a contract extension

The school superintendent was praised for bringing 'increased stability' and 'positive momentum' to the District.


Estelle Richman is retired, but you wouldn't know it

The newest member of the School Reform Commission talks about her many volunteer roles and the future of the controversial governing body.


School Reform Commission approves new in-house special education program

The District downscaled the proposal after advocates complained, but concerns linger.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent

Thursday's SRC meeting: 112 pages of resolutions, dozens of new policies

Advocates are upset about a resolution on special education services. There are 10 charter amendments, 50-plus speakers ... and a demonstration against school closings planned.


Teachers rally over 'longest fight in the history of the PFT'

Union-sponsored event outside Lea Elementary also honored District teachers who are quitting over five years of frozen wages


School Reform Commission's new committee aims to open policymaking to public view

Morning scheduling of meetings raises concerns, activists say.

by Darryl Murphy and Dale Mezzacappa

Simms ethics complaint dismissed for 'lack of evidence'

The School Reform Commission member's actions in a vote about Wister Elementary were not a conflict of interest, state officials ruled.

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