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Bill Hangley Jr.

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Bill Hangley Jr. is a freelance contributor to the Notebook.
Recent Articles

Protesters at school governance forum linked to SRC's Simms and charter advocates

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SRC’s deadlock leaves 4 charters in limbo

The District recommended non-renewal in April, but commissioners haven’t had enough votes to act. The situation shows their wide leeway in overseeing the schools.

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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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English learners caught in competition for funding

In Pennsylvania, a limited stream of dollars supports services for these students.

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What drives costs? Here are the Big Five

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Detangling the web of special ed funding

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Sisters of controversy

New "parent congresses" stoke claims of hidden agendas and conflict of interest.

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Otis Hackney: The man at the heart of city’s strategy

As the mayor’s chief education officer, the former principal will help build “community schools” around Philadelphia.

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Emails show effort to sway SRC on Wister charter conversion

Documents reveal the Philadelphia School Partnership moved to influence SRC members. PSP says its preference for Renaissance charters is no secret.

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Simms, Divine, and the Wister vote: A question of interest

The commissioner has not disclosed who is funding her sister's position with a pro-charter consulting group. Experts weigh in on the ethical issues involved.

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