Philly School Files Archive: August, 2011

Philly principals say no to concessions

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The Philadelphia School District's principals' union has said no to a deal that would have given the district financial concessions. Robert... Read more

An Ackerman retrospective

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With the first day of classes rapidly approaching, I’d like nothing better than to be writing about what’s ahead for the Philadelphia... Read more

Ackerman on the offensive

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Arlene Ackerman took aim at the Philadelphia School District again on Thursday morning, suggesting that parents ought to pull their children... Read more

Ackerman's deal could be worth $1 million

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7:30 p.m. The Philadelphia School District just released Arlene C. Ackerman's separation agreement, which could be worth $1 million when you... Read more

How the Ackerman story unfolded

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News of Arlene Ackerman's departure as superintendent broke this morning. Here's Philly.com's Daniel Victor's take on the developing story: On... Read more

Arlene Ackerman is out as Philly superintendent

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8:40 p.m. Arlene C. Ackerman's predecessor had some harsh words for her buyout. Former CEO Paul Vallas, who left Philadelphia in 2007, said... Read more

Did Arlene Ackerman just make a goodbye speech?

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UPDATE, 6:15 p.m. District spokeswoman Jamilah Fraser just called me to clarify a point. Arlene Ackerman's speech at the 2011 Superintendent's... Read more

On the Ackerman watch

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UPDATE, 2:10 p.m. Emerging from district headquarters to greet supporters and speak to the media, Philadelphia schools chief Arlene C. Ackerman... Read more