While Mayor Nutter seeks to make the city “immigrant friendly,” and Superintendent Arlene Ackerman promises to bring more equity and increased opportunity to students, the District’s English language learners (ELLs) have had diminishing access to the system’s magnet and special admission schools.
At its September 17 meeting, the School Reform Commission:
Ratified one-year contracts with three of its five major unions, representing principals and administrators, maintenance staff, and school police. District officials said the contracts include a 3 percent raise, while permitting further negotiation on a longer-term contract. Unions representing teachers and food service workers are still in negotiations.
Tue. Oct. 7. Philadelphia Home and School Council General Meeting. 6-8 p.m. 440 N. Broad St. Rm. 1075. Superintendent Arlene Ackerman speaks. For information, call 215-400-4080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed. Oct. 8. School Reform Commission Planning Meeting. 2 p.m. School District of Philadelphia Education Center, 440 N. Broad St. To register to speak, call 215-400-4040 by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.