Philly School Files Archive: May, 2011

Legislator: Abolish the SRC

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State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop (D, Phila.) has introduced legislation that would abolish the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, which... Read more

Today at the SRC: Renaissance schools and more

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The May voting meeting of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. As usual for the end of the school year... Read more

When layoffs come, who's exempted?

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Philadelphia School District officials hinted that the School Reform Commission may use powers given to it under the state takeover law of... Read more

Updated: Exemptions on teachers layoffs?

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Updated, 5:30 p.m. After The Inquirer reported that the Philadelphia School District had classified Promise Academy teachers a "protected... Read more

About summer school...

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"Is summer school happening?" - that's a question I often field from teachers and staff these days. Tucked away in a corner of this story... Read more

Today at the SRC: Buildings, contracts, great kids

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Today, the School Reform Commission meets for its May planning meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. On the agenda are a number... Read more

Around the city, teachers protest

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Around the city on Tuesday morning, teachers stood outside public schools before classes began and waved signs, chanted and handed out flyers... Read more

Philly teacher on Glenn Beck show

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Christopher Paslay, a teacher at Swenson Arts and Technology High in Northeast Philadelphia, recently appeared on a Glenn Beck show about "teachers... Read more