APPS testimony before the School Reform Commission – January 19, 2017

On January 19th, 2017 the Philadelphia School Reform Commission met for its monthly Action Meeting. This is testimony of members of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools at the meeting. Click on the pictures below to view individual videos. Speakers are in order of appearance at the SRC meeting. Video of APPS member Lisa Haver testifying before the Philadelphia School Reform Commission … Continue reading APPS testimony before the School Reform Commission – January 19, 2017

Philadelphia Charter School Application Reports

January 23, 2017 The School District received five applications for new charters to open September 2017. One applicant has already dropped out. APPS members attended all four Charter School Hearings held on Thursday Jan 5 and Monday Jan 9th.  The SRC will vote on these applications on February 8th.  The Charter School Office will post … Continue reading Philadelphia Charter School Application Reports

APPS Review of Cambridge Education Reports on Priority Schools

by Lisa Haver January 9, 2017 After attending several focus group meetings at six of the eleven schools designated by the Hite administration as Priority Schools, after reviewing Cambridge Education’s contract with the district, and after closely reviewing the Cambridge final reports on the eleven schools, there is no other conclusion for us to come … Continue reading APPS Review of Cambridge Education Reports on Priority Schools

Who is Cambridge Education?

by Ken Derstine January 9, 2017 On September 15, 2016, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved a $200,000 contract with Cambridge Education for investigation of the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District that stated: RESOLVED, that the School Reform Commission authorizes the School District of Philadelphia, through its Superintendent or his designee, to execute, deliver and perform a contract … Continue reading Who is Cambridge Education?