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Students push for changes in District's discipline policy

Submitted by Katie McCabe on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 18:04 | Permalink

by Katie McCabe

Student leaders and community allies working with the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools voiced their opposition Thursday to the most recent draft of the School District’s discipline policy at a press conference on the steps of District headquarters.

Two charters to grow; seven more must wait to learn fate

Submitted by Katie McCabe on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 16:29 Posted in Latest news | Permalink

A divided School Reform Commission approved the expansion of two more charters on Friday, but delayed decisions on two others pending the result of the state’s ongoing investigation of possible cheating on state tests. Five other schools also have pending renewal or modification requests.

SRC moves to outsource 3 management jobs in transportation

Submitted by Katie McCabe on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 12:26 Posted in Latest news | Permalink

By Katie McCabe

The School Reform Commission voted Monday to outsource the three top management positions in its transportation department, but recessed until Wednesday to allow more time for talks with the labor union representing bus drivers, mechanics, and other blue-collar workers whose jobs could be facing a similar fate.

Impact100 awards grants to afterschool programs

Submitted by Katie McCabe on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 12:45 Posted in Latest news | Permalink

At a time when public funding affecting many of the city’s youth is in jeopardy, the women of Impact100 Philadelphia have chosen to award their annual grants to two organizations serving Philadelphia children: After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) and the Village of Arts and Humanities.

The two organizations accepted awards of $100,000 each in a ceremony June 26 in the Village’s Ile Ife Park.

SRC makes it official: Creighton to Universal, Hope Charter to close

Submitted by Katie McCabe on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:54 Posted in Latest news | Permalink

The School Reform Commission brought closure Friday to two running controversies from this spring, formally granting a charter for Universal Companies to run Creighton Elementary as a Renaissance charter and accepting a proposal from Hope Charter High School to close in 2013.

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