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.
The Governor’s nominees reflect a strong commitment to meaningful, bipartisan reform of public education in Philadelphia. Bill Green is an outstanding choice to chair the Commission. He has a proven record of achievement on Philadelphia City Council, where he has championed the cause of public education as one of the fundamental drivers of the city’s …
Governor Corbett just announced that he is nominating City Councilman Bill Green and Farah Jimenez, head of the People’s Emergency Center, to the School Reform Commission. This is great news for our schools and students. Bill Green, who will be nominated as Chair, has been an advocate for high-quality public education and a champion for …
When it comes to educating Philadelphia's public school children, what constitutes "reform" of the system?
Opinions vary, but the ones that matter right now reside in Gov. Corbett's administration.