Ears on the Board of Education: September 20, 2018

by Diane Payne Present All nine members of the Board of Education (BOE) were present.  Eight members of APPS attended; five testified on behalf of public education.  Mayor Kenney came to welcome the students who were chosen as non-voting BOE representatives.  Of 54 applicants, two students were selected by a Board committee to serve as … Continue reading Ears on the Board of Education: September 20, 2018

Defenders of Public Education Speak Before the Board of Education, September 20, 2018

Click on the individual's name to read the transcripts of some of the speakers at the September 20, 2018 meeting of the Board of Education.   Supporters of Strawberry Mansion Catherine Blunt Karel Kliminik Tayna Parker spoke extemporaneously.  You can view her testimony at time stamp at 3:11:23 on the District video 20180920 BOE Action … Continue reading Defenders of Public Education Speak Before the Board of Education, September 20, 2018

Commentary: To make big impact, new Philly school board must break with the past

The following commentary by Lisa Haver was published by The Inquirer on September 11, 2018. July 9 was a great day for the people of Philadelphia. The first meeting of the newly appointed Board of Education signaled the end of our long school governance nightmare. The new nine-member board has made symbolic gestures toward breaking … Continue reading Commentary: To make big impact, new Philly school board must break with the past

Eyes on the Board of Education: September 20, 2018

by Karel Kilimnik Last Spring, at the urging of Superintendent Hite, the SRC approved a 2018-19 School Calendar in which school started a week before Labor Day. Dr. Hite gave little rationale for this, but he did say that June is just as hot a month as August. The first week of school brought days … Continue reading Eyes on the Board of Education: September 20, 2018