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

State rules: no ethics violation for SRC's Simms

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The State Ethics Commission has spoken: School Reform Commission member Sylvia Simms committed no violation when she advocated for, then voted... Read more

Cole Hamels returns to Philly, funds city school project

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Cole Hamels returned to Philadelphia Thursday, handing a $95,500 check from his family foundation to a city high school. The money will help... Read more

What do Philly kids want in a president?

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The presidential election has permeated everything, and if you think kids aren't paying attention, you're wrong. The terrific Philadelphia... Read more

Kenney, Wolf tap Wilkerson as new SRC chair

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Mayor Kenney has chosen Joyce Wilkerson - a former chief of staff to Mayor John Street - as his pick for the School Reform Commission. She... Read more

Some Philly schools workers to get a raise

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Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. announced Friday that the Philadelphia School District is giving its non-unionized employees a raise. Workers... Read more

Mayor: Teachers need a contract, SRC stays put

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Mayor Kenney on Thursday spoke out about the lack of a Philadelphia teachers' contract, saying he has directed his deputy mayor for labor to... Read more

More Philly teachers preparing to leave?

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Based on your comments, emails, tweets and phone calls, I struck a nerve. That is: my recent story about teachers leaving or contemplating... Read more