Tag: Mayor Nutter

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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Walton invests big in Great Schools Fund

Today we announced that the Walton Family Foundation will join dozens of local and national philanthropists investing in the Great Schools Fund; the $5 million challenge grant is our largest commitment from a national foundation to date. Read more about it in today’s Inquirer. For too long, many national investors in education reform avoided Philadelphia, …

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Open Letter to Mayor Nutter, Council President Clarke and Members of City Council: Our kids deserve to go to safe, high-quality schools next month. In a city with many challenges, there is no more important or immediate crisis.

Dear Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Honorable Darrell L. Clarke and Members of City Council: We applaud your commitment to ensuring that Philadelphia schools open on time, with enough staff and resource to provide a proper education for the city’s children. We know you also share our conviction that securing the long-term sustainability and improvement of …

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