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Surprise Resignation: Pedro Ramos Leaving Phila. School Board

By Steve Tawa

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pedro Ramos is resigning from the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

The surprise announcement came today in a press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 344 more words


Despite School Budget Woes, City Plans $137K Ackerman Statue

by Bartleby Baumgartner

City approves a $137,000 bronze memorial statue to honor the former schools chief. 

PHILADELPHIA, PA  In a highly controversial decision from their headquarters beneath Billy Penn, City of Brotherly Love officials announced this morning that former superintendent of Philadelphia public schools, Arlene Ackerman, will be honored later this year for her achievements with a life size bronze memorial statue crafted in her image and likeness, valued at approximately $137,000. 365 more words

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Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Remembered At Memorial Service

By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds of people gathered at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday to honor Former Philadelphia Public School Superintendent Doctor Arlene Ackerman, who died in February of pancreatic cancer. 90 more words


Local Memorial Service To Be Held For Former Superintendent Ackerman

By Mike Denardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Friends and colleagues in education will gather today to remember the life of former schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman.

The memorial service is being held at Bright Hope Baptist Church, where Arlene Ackerman was a trustee. 151 more words


Funeral Services Set For Former Philadelphia Public Schools Superintendent, Arlene Ackerman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Funeral services have been set for Arlene Ackerman who died on February 2, 2013 at the age of 66.

Ackerman’s son, Anthony Antognoli, says his mother died of pancreatic cancer in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she lived ( 58 more words


Thoughts on Dr. Ackerman's Passing

Greetings TFA Greater Philadelphia Family,

Over the weekend, Dr. Arlene Ackerman, former Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, passed away due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66. 273 more words

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Arlene Ackerman Dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP)- Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who left abruptly a year and a half ago after clashing with local officials, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer, according to her son. 474 more words