Philly School Files Archive: March, 2013

Liveblogging the SRC & budget meeting

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5:50 p.m.: Nobody thought the Philadelphia School District’s 2013-14 budget would be pretty, and it’s not: a $2.6 billion... Read more

State: former SRC chair violated ethics law

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Former Philadelphia School Reform Commission chairman Robert L. Archie Jr. violated the state’s ethics act when he voted to ratify a... Read more

Familiar names will run more Philly charters

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The Philadelphia School District just announced three companies won the right to be considered to run three public schools being given to charters... Read more

Contracts, conflicts & calendar - more from the SRC

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You can find lots of detail in today’s Inquirer about continued pushback against the 23 school closings already ordered by the SRC earlier... Read more

Livetweeting the SRC - March 21

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Happy School Reform Commission day, all! The meeting is scheduled to get underway at about 5:30. The SRC was supposed to adopt its preliminary... Read more

Grading Philly-area schools

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Grading schools is always a tricky business. But PennCAN, the local arm of a national nonprofit that aims to “enact research-based... Read more

SRC votes to spare four schools

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8:45 p.m. The SRC voted on school closures, ending the school-by-school voting at 8:33 p.m. Here's a list of what's staying open and what's... Read more

Expand SRC to 8 members, legislator says

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State Rep Jordan Harris (D., Phila.) wants to change the makeup of the School Reform Commission, the governing body of the Philadelphia School... Read more