Philly School Files Archive: April, 2011

Ackerman supporters protest McGeehan

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Yesterday, state Rep. Michael McGeehan (D., Phila.) stood outside Philadelphia School District headquarters and called on Superintendent Arlene... Read more

UPDATED: Supporters rally for Ackerman, answering state rep.

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In response to state Rep. Michael McGeehan's call for the ouster of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, 100 people rallied outside district headquarters... Read more

State rep to call for Ackerman's removal

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My colleague Martha Woodall has this breaking news: A state representative from Northeast Philadelphia who has criticized Superintendent Arlene... Read more

Budget blues from the SRC

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It's a packed agenda at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission meeting today, where officials are hearing a a progress report on the state... Read more

Schools being run by gang members?

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Our Assault on Learning team has been reporting for the past few days on a proposal currently being floated to station city police in the Philadelphia... Read more

Ackerman's tax troubles?

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Arlene Ackerman, Philadelphia's school superintendent, owes the IRS more than $20,000 in back taxes, according to public records. Fox29 first... Read more

Kristen Graham chats Philadelphia schools

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Inquirer schools reporter Kristen Graham chats about the Philadelphia School District on Monday, starting at noon. On a mobile device? Join... Read more

"But my school is safe..."

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Our seven part investigative series on school violence, "Assault on Learning," contained some frankly startling statistics. (In the 2009-10... Read more