Chairman of the School Reform Commission William Green says he says a "prayer" every morning because he does not see how the funding crisis—now an annual rite of spring—could be fixed without the intervention of a higher power.
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June 06, 2014
Paul Hill proposes ways for reformers to find and cultivate local talent while transforming failing schools system.
June 03, 2014
The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.
June 02, 2014
Cami Anderson said she is "passionate" about the city and "hopeful" about the progress she has seen.
May 30, 2014
The School Reform Commission decided not to pass the school budget, an action that violates the City Charter.
May 17, 2014
Mayor-elect Ras Baraka also called for the immediate halt to Superintendent Cami Anderson's plan to close and restructure several low-performing schools.
May 15, 2014
The Philadelphia City Council introduced legislation to extend to city's sales tax, which will raise $120 million in the first year for the school district.
May 14, 2014
Meria Carstarphen says the district should let go of the past controversies and move forward
May 01, 2014
At a hearing this week, Philadelphia residents and educators pushed back against further budget cuts, asking elected officials to provide needed funding.
April 29, 2014
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