Mayor to name new SRC member Wednesday?

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The School Reform Commission is now down to three members - Commissioner Sylvia Simms' term ended last Friday, leaving only Chair Joyce Wilkerson... Read more

Phila. superintendent's job evaluation: 'Strong'

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The School Reform Commission has graded William R. Hite Jr., judging the Philadelphia superintendent a "strong" leader. In an evaluation released... Read more

Live from the SRC: a new HS for North Philly

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North Philadelphia is getting a new high school in 2017, and the Philadelphia Housing Authority will spend millions to make it happen. On... Read more

West Philly High School's water safety in doubt

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The water at West Philadelphia High School has been discolored for weeks, and students and staff should not drink it, officials said. The... Read more

Live from Council: Keeping teachers in Philly

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City Council's education committee will conduct a hearing today on keeping teachers in the Philadelphia School District. Expected to testify... Read more

5 new charter schools apply to open in Philly

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Five new charter schools have applied to open in Philadelphia. If approved, the schools would add more than 3,000 students to charter-school... Read more

PFT upset with proposed school-calendar changes

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Starting and ending the school year sooner? Philadelphia School District officials want to do just that, citing a desire to get as much of... Read more

Live from the SRC

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It's a rare Tuesday School Reform Commission meeting, and I'll be tweeting, as usual. The agenda isn't particularly long or potentially controversial... Read more