October 31 — 7:01 pm, 2017

Kenney to give major speech on future of Philly schools

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In a major speech Thursday, Mayor Kenney will address the future of Philadelphia’s public schools — the latest sign that the system’s governance structure could be in for a major shakeup.

The news was confirmed by Kenney spokeswoman Lauren Hitt.

She said the mayor would discuss the School District’s finances and governance structure, but she would not comment further on speech’s content.

Momentum has been growing to replace the School Reform Commission, a five-member body that has overseen the School District since a 2001 state takeover. The SRC is made up of three gubernatorial appointees and two mayoral appointees. Opponents want the SRC to be replaced with a local school board.

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