Philadelphia Inquirer: Corbett budgets $29 million more for Phila. schools; SRC nominees approved

By Kristen A. Graham and Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writers

Philadelphia got two new school reform commissioners Tuesday, and news that Gov. Corbett is proposing $29 million in new money for city schools.

The infusion comes through a new “Ready to Learn” grant that comes with some strings – better-performing districts have more choices on what to spend the funds on, while struggling systems such as Philadelphia’s will have fewer options.