Philadelphia’s School District, dissolving in silence

In what should be the biggest story of the week, the city of Philadelphias school system announced Tuesday that it expects to close 40 public schools next year and 64 by 2017. The school district expects to lose 40% of current enrollment to charter schools, the streets or wherever, and …

Philadelphia School District dissolves in the face of crisis, literally

Philadelphia’s public schools have been hammered by state budget cuts, so the District is stepping down from responsibility for managing the schools. What does that mean for the actual schools? “Philadelphia public schools is not the School District,” Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen told a handful of reporters at yesterday’s …