Philly School Files Archive: April, 2012

Philly school district officials: what we have doesn't work

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School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos was blunt in a Tuesday news conference (which I live Tweeted here) announcing that the Philadelphia... Read more

Massive changes to the Phila. SD: live tweets

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As I reported in today's paper, the Philadelphia School District is poised to undergo a massive restructuring - a complete change in the way... Read more

About Tamika, and the Pulitzer

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I keep a picture of Tamika McNeill at my desk. It keeps me focused. Tamika was 12 when classmates from Cleveland Elementary School in North... Read more

SRC livetweets: Charter closures and more

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Hello! With so much up in the air for the Philadelphia School District, every School Reform Commission meeting is a big one. Tonight's meeting... Read more

JRoll makes Philly 3rd graders dreams come true

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For months, third grade teacher Hillary Linardopoulos has been on a mission to get Jimmy Rollins to visit her class at Julia deBurgos School... Read more

Penn students' joke issue stirs campus

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Hope you're all enjoying spring break. Here's some non-district, University of Pennsylvania news from my colleague Liz Gormisky: Penn students... Read more

Would-be teacher asks: should I give up on Philly?

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I met Tazhe Cooper in 2009, when he was the Philadelphia School District’s Senior of the Year, about to graduate from Furness High... Read more