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In the convoluted world of charter school real estate, Franklin Towne is both landlord and tenant


Escalating conflict with District, pro-charter group sues over policy

Policy 406, which the School Reform Commission approved in March, regulates the conditions under which schools can seek amendments to their charters.

by Dale Mezzacappa

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

Kenney adds schools to the mayoral to-do list

He took responsibility for funding the District adequately and returning it to local control. His next challenges: Finding the money and the right board members.


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.


SRC denies six charters and approves one with conditions

by Greg Windle and Dale Mezzacappa

City releases the names being considered for school board posts

Some applied, and some were submitted by others. The nominating panel will recommend 27 candidates to the mayor on Monday.

by Staff report

SRC plans vote on seven new charter applications today

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