Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ackerman's departure a false rumor, district says

A rumor that beleaguered Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman is gone from the Philadelphia School District is not true, a spokeswoman says.

Ackerman's departure a false rumor, district says


I came back to town after a week's vacation to (yet another) rumor that Philadelphia Schools chief Arlene C. Ackerman is leaving the district.  This time, the information was posted on Facebook by radio personality E. Steven Collins. The beleaguered superintendent is out, Collins said.

Not so, says district spokeswoman Shana Kemp.

"That information is not true.  Sounds like a continuation of the rumors that started a little while ago," Kemp said in an e-mail to The Inquirer early this morning.

I'll bring you more information if it becomes available...

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