Ramos to be Philly SRC chair; Pritchett interim chair

Gov. Corbett has announced he will name Pedro Ramos chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Ramos, a former school board member, is awaiting confirmation by the state Senate; Corbett nominated him to fill a vacant SRC seat earlier this year.  The announcement is not a surprise - Ramos was widely expected to become the next SRC chair, and speculation increased after former chairman Robert L. Archie Jr. resigned in September.

Until Ramos is seated, new SRC member Wendell Pritchett will serve as interim chair, a Corbett spokesman said in a news release. Pritchett was recently appointed by Mayor Nutter.  He'll attend his first SRC meeting later today.

I'll be live Tweeting the meeting; check back here for updates, or follow me @newskag.  The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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