The Hall Monitor Archive: May, 2011

School district to meet with SEPTA about cuts to transportation

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School district officials are scheduled to meet with SEPTA folks tomorrow to discuss whether there is a way to avoid the threatened cuts in... Read more

Pa. to compete in 3rd round of Race to the Top

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Pennsylvania is one of eight states invited to participate in the federal grant competition after two unsuccessful bids. The commonwealth... Read more

District officials to hold last budget meeting with public

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Last community meeting on district's budget tonight District officials have concluded their presentation to City Council on their 2011-12 $2... Read more

At the SRC: Commission delays vote on district's policies

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At the behest of the community, the School Reform Commission has voted to table approving the district's policies to move ahead with policies... Read more

White teachers accuse administrators of racial discrimination

Four white Philadelphia elementary school teachers filed federal complaints last week alleging they experienced harassment and racial discrimination... Read more

Tomorrow's election closes schools for students, not staff

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Remember parents, your young charges don't have to report to school tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17. It's Election Day and only school staff is required... Read more

Oversight group says Ackerman reform plans are working

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The Accountability Review Council, an independent entity charged with monitoring the district’s reform efforts, will present a report... Read more

Also at the SRC: 75 percent use of properties by '11-12 is possible, district says

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Here's a little nugget of news from the SRC: the district expects to reach up to 75 percent utilization of their buildings by next school year... Read more