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The nominating panel for the School District of Philadelphia announced the names of 27 candidates for the new school board in a public meeting on Feb. 26. Mayor Kenney requested they submit an additional 18 names on March 8. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

Calling for more candidates who are School District parents, or have a background in education, Mayor Kenney requested that the nominating panel for the new board of education submit additional names for consideration for appointment to the board. 

Mayoral candidate's takes on Chicago's Whittier Elementary school parent sit-in

 10/15/2010 - 10:12
Mayoral candidate's takes on Chicago's Whittier Elementary school parent sit-in

The 29-day sit in at Whittier Elementary School continues on with parents and supporters still camped out in a makeshift library in a former field house, with the hopes that the Chicago Public Schools system will renovate the structure and make it a permanent library. They say independent experts have found the building to be structurally salvageable.

But CPS insists the building is structurally unsound and must be demolished, creating space for a new play area.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

Economic tier scheme for CPS selective enrollment schools: go back to the drawing board

 11/16/2009 - 11:53
Economic tier scheme for CPS selective enrollment schools: go back to the drawing board

Looking back on it, I just don’t know how I made it in.

Growing up at Addison and Lincoln there was no question where I wanted to go to high school: the gorgeous, ivy-covered walls of Albert G. Lane Technical High School up the street at Addison and Western.

The place where, every time I mentioned it, older folks would say "that place, yeah, my brother went there…before they let girls in."

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda