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February 5, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
THE STATE Senate will vote today on the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green IV and nonprofit executive Farah Jimenez to the School Reform Commission, according to a spokesman for Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. The Senate is expected to confirm both nominations, which Gov. Corbett announced in Philadelphia three weeks ago. If confirmed, Green, a Democrat, will replace former chairman Pedro Ramos. Jimenez, a Republican, is president of the People's Emergency Center.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Republican leadership of the state Senate is considering allowing public comment at a hearing on City Councilman Bill Green's nomination to be chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. Last week, the advocacy group Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools asked State Sen. Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson), the president pro tempore, to allow public comment on Gov. Corbett's nomination of Green. Erik Arneson, spokesman for Senate Republicans, said Tuesday no decision had been made.
NEWS
January 25, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Serving on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission was so important to Joseph Dworetzky that even after relocating to San Francisco two years ago, he flew back at least once a month at his own expense for SRC meetings. The five commission members receive no pay. At his final meeting as a commissioner last week, the former city solicitor known for his persistent questioning of district staff urged SRC members and Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to continue pressing for stable funding for schools.
NEWS
January 20, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
A day after Gov. Corbett nominated Farah Jimenez to the School Reform Commission, plaudits for the University of Pennsylvania-educated advocate for vulnerable families poured in Friday. "Smart, hardworking, and truly caring," said Mayor Nutter. Her "concern for children and our city will be a benefit for all of us. " Jimenez, 45, a 1990 graduate of Penn, and six years later of its law school, leads People's Emergency Center, a West Philadelphia nonprofit that provides services and shelter for homeless women and their children.
NEWS
January 20, 2014 | By Bob Warner and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
When Bill Green last sought reelection to City Council, in 2011, he was so openly interested in Philadelphia's 2015 mayoral race that it became part of his pitch at ward meetings. Other candidates waiting to speak took to joking about it. "Here's the part where he runs for mayor," one candidate for judge whispered to another as Green was speaking one night in Fairmount. But his interest in that 2015 race has faded in recent months. When Pedro Ramos abruptly resigned in October as chairman of the School Reform Commission, Green began lobbying Gov. Corbett for an appointment to lead the agency.
NEWS
January 19, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
Gov. Corbett on Friday remade the School Reform Commission - and possibly the Philadelphia School District - in announcing two new choices for the panel. Corbett will nominate City Councilman Bill Green, a Democrat, and social-services advocate Farah Jimenez, a Republican, to the SRC. If approved by the state Senate, Green would have to resign his Council seat and would become SRC chair. But even as the governor praised the nominees, Mayor Nutter stepped into the fray. He lauded Jimenez, but called Green's selection "quite frankly, perplexing.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH & CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writers walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
GOV. CORBETT will announce today that he is appointing City Councilman Bill Green IV to lead the School Reform Commission, the Daily News has learned. The Republican governor's appointment of Green, an ambitious Democratic politician with an outspoken and sometimes combative style, is an intriguing development for the beleaguered School District of Philadelphia, which is still reeling from a $304 million budget deficit revealed last year. It's unclear where Corbett will make the announcement, but he will be in Philadelphia this morning for an event at Central High School, where activists plan to protest his administration's cuts to education funding.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE SCHOOL Reform Commission approved five-year renewals for three city charter schools, while taking steps to not renew the charter of another that serves mainly foster-care students. Planet Abacus and Laboratory Charter - both founded by Dorothy June Brown, who is expected to be retried on federal charges that she defrauded the schools - were approved with a slew of conditions related to personnel, governance, financial oversight, training of faculty and staff, and enrollment barriers.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
As it heard news Thursday night that a stunning 138 educators had been implicated in a widespread cheating scandal, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission prepared for two new members. On Friday, Gov. Corbett will nominate City Councilman Bill Green and People's Emergency Center chief Farah Jimenez to the SRC, sources said. Green, who would have to resign from Council, is to be chairman. The governor is scheduled to visit Central High School on Friday morning. If confirmed by the state Senate, Green and Jimenez will have to deal with the fallout of the cheating probe.
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