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Distrust of School "Reform" Surfaces in Tuesday's Election

Tuesday’s election brought some positive reversals in support of public schools in places where, at the local level, “corporatized school reform” has, until now, been making headway. 672 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Philly shows Chicago what democracy looks like.

Philadelphia mayor-elect Jim Kenney and Helen Gym, council woman-elect.

The city is run by a mayor who pushes a school reform agenda that focuses on closing neighborhood schools and opening the city to charters. 382 more words

Helen Gym

New PAC Connects City Issues Through Public Space

PHILADELPHIA – A few years ago, Geoff Kees Thompson created a blog, called This Old City, as a means to connecting the dots between various aspects of planning that affect the urban dwellers on a daily basis. 1,115 more words


Daily Dec Roundup - Feb. 10th, 2015

Why the next mayor of Philadelphia must double down on open data

Mark Headd, Technical.ly Philly

– In a Jan. 20 opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer, former Nutter administration official Terry Gillen called on candidates in this year’s Mayoral election to make ethics reform a key part of their platforms, to “prevent city government from backsliding into corruption.” 147 more words

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission has a monumental task before it: in the next month and a half, it must review 40 applications for new charter schools in the city. 173 more words