Tag: Bill Green

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

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.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Praise and reproach from Nutter on SRC nominations

Kristen A. Graham and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers Gov. Corbett on Friday remade the School Reform Commission – and possibly the Philadelphia School District – in announcing two new choices for the panel. Corbett will nominate City Councilman Bill Green, a Democrat, and social-services advocate Farah Jimenez, a Republican, to the SRC. If approved …

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