Tag: School Reform Commission

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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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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