Councilwoman Gym’s statement on the Board of Ethics Settlement with Mastery Charter

“Last school year, the School Reform Commission approved Mastery’s bid to take over the Wister School in an unprecedented 11th hour move that went against the recommendation of Superintendent Hite. Now we know that Mastery engaged in an expensive lobbying campaign to ensure that result, in the process tearing apart a community and subjecting schoolContinue reading “Councilwoman Gym’s statement on the Board of Ethics Settlement with Mastery Charter”

SRC meeting on changing student enrollment and placement

Monday, Jan. 13, 2013 6 p.m. (arrive earlier for seats) 440 N. Broad Street, 2nd flr. auditorium No registration necessary. This Monday, the School Reform Commission meeting will weigh the “pros and cons” of changing the way students enroll and are placed in District schools, as well as potentially charter and Catholic schools.

Philadelphia Schools Partnership seeks private management over student placement

(This blog post was first published at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Read it here) For months, the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) has been working to put in place a new citywide process for placing students in schools. Most troubling is that PSP wants this process to be run by an outside, private entity that is createdContinue reading “Philadelphia Schools Partnership seeks private management over student placement”