APPS members testimony to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission Budget Hearing – April 21, 2016

On April 21, 2016 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission held hearings on the proposed FY17 budget. This is testimony of members of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools at this meeting. All six videos can be viewed here. Click on the pictures below to view individual videos. Speakers are in order of appearance. Video of … Continue reading APPS members testimony to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission Budget Hearing – April 21, 2016

Eyes on the SRC: April 28, 2016

Welcome to the 9th edition of Eyes on the SRC By Karel Kilimnik Please note that the April 28th Action meeting starts at 4 PM instead of the usual 5:30 due to the large number of speakers the SRC expects to register.  Also: There are two SRC Action meetings scheduled next month – Thursday May 19th at 5:30 and … Continue reading Eyes on the SRC: April 28, 2016

APPS calls on SRC Commissioner Green to drop his lawsuit to be reinstated as SRC Chair

Members of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools call on SRC Commissioner William Green to drop his lawsuit against Governor Wolf to reappoint him as SRC Chair and  to join with Philadelphians in supporting the Governor’s fight to fully fund the city’s public schools.    “Mr. Green’s pointless power grab serves only to divert attention from … Continue reading APPS calls on SRC Commissioner Green to drop his lawsuit to be reinstated as SRC Chair

The problem with the District’s philanthropic fund for literacy

by Lisa Haver April 12, 2015 Reprinted from the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. The state takeover of the School District of Philadelphia more than 15 years ago brought a new set of problems, not the least being the failure of the School Reform Commission — and a succession of highly paid superintendents and CEOs — to fulfill … Continue reading The problem with the District’s philanthropic fund for literacy