Tag: parents

SRC votes to transform three schools

Last night, parents from Germantown stood up to years of systemic failure and compelled Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission to override Superintendent Hite’s recommendation to preserve the status quo at Wister Elementary School. Read about it here.As Dr. Hite put it in this morning’s Inquirer, “The SRC just felt the weight of the parents.”Following hours of impassioned …

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Two-pronged attack on teachers’ seniority planned

Seniority for public school teachers is in the crosshairs in Philadelphia and soon will be a target across Pennsylvania.

Frustrated by the slow pace of negotiations for a new contract for Philadelphia teachers, a coalition of education and parents' groups says it will call on the School Reform Commission Monday to immediately pull seniority off the bargaining table and give Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. a free hand in assigning staff.

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Parents and School Reform Groups Urge SRC to Implement Work Reforms on seniority and Staffing Now

Today, public-school parents and education reform groups today called on the School Reform Commission (SRC) to use its existing authority to implement policies that put student needs ahead of employee seniority when it comes to hiring, assigning and compensating teachers. Parents and advocates alike urged the SRC to end the negotiation stalemate by using its …

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