Philly School Files Archive: November, 2011

District agreed to allow Ackerman's unemployment claim

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You didn't think you'd heard the end of Arlene Ackerman, did you? As the Daily News has reported, the controversial former Philadelphia School... Read more

Liveblogging the SRC meeting

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Special SRC meeting: bond sale, charter agreement

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A special School Reform Commission meeting is scheduled for today at 11 a.m., and I'll be live Tweeting. Follow along here, or follow me on... Read more

SRC: Public engagement. We mean it.

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I had a "where am I?" moment at the most recent School Reform Commission meeting. There were commissioners sitting at a long table in the... Read more

With Ramos at the helm, SRC talks changes

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UPDATE, 3:45 p.m. It seems that Pedro Ramos will waste no time in making his mark on the SRC. As he said in an Inquirer interview earlier... Read more

Live chat now: School closings with PSD official

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The Philadelphia School District has proposed closing nine schools and changing grade configurations at 17 others, and will hold a series of... Read more

Ramos, confirmed by Senate, is SRC chairman

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Pedro Ramos is officially a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Ramos, the former school board president, city solicitor... Read more

Closing Philly schools: how many empty seats?

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It was an eye-opening figure — there are 70,000 excess seats in the Philadelphia School District, officials told the public earlier this... Read more