Friday, December 26, 2014

Ramos, confirmed by Senate, is SRC chairman

Pedro Ramos is officially a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

Ramos, confirmed by Senate, is SRC chairman

Pedro A. Ramos is officially SRC chairman.
Pedro A. Ramos is officially SRC chairman. D. MAIALETTI / Staff

Pedro Ramos is officially a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

Ramos, the former school board president, city solicitor and managing director, was confirmed by the Pennsylvania state Senate this afternoon.  Ramos, who was nominated by Gov. Corbett, also becomes SRC chairman.

His term runs through January, 2014.

In a hearing before the Senate education committee earlier today, Ramos said the district is at a "critical juncture in which informed and active leadership is needed."

Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester County), minority chair of the education committee, said he thought Ramos was the right person for a tough job.

"I think," Dinniman said, "Mr. Ramos is the key person now."

The SRC next meets on Wednesday.  Ramos will be in attendance.

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Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham writes the Philly School Files blog, where she covers education in Philadelphia, both in and out of the classroom.

During the school year, you’ll frequently find her hosting live chats about the district on Philly.com.

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