iOS app Android app

Arlene Ackerman

Philadelphia Test Scores Drop With Tougher Anti-Cheating Measures

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

Following the implementation of unprecedented security measures to fight cheating, 2012 standardized test scores in Philadelphia dropped significantly...

Zachary Stalberg: Suspicion Surrounds $1 Million Philly Chief Buyout

| Zachary Stalberg | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Zachary Stalberg, president and CEO of Philadelphia government watchdog...

Philly Superintendent Blames Her $905,000 Departure On Political Missteps

Education Week | Christina Samuels | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Arlene Ackerman, who resigned Monday as superintendent of the 155,000-student Philadelphia district, said in an interview with Education Week Wednesda...

Philadelphia Superintendent: Fire Me, I Dare You

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Kristen A. Graham | Posted 10.19.2011 | Education

Making a defiant and emotional stand Thursday, embattled Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman dared her bosses to make a decision on ...

The Faces of School Violence

John Thompson | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
John Thompson

According to teachers, there is constant pressure from administrators to hold down disciplinary numbers.

Parents Go Back To School, Learn To Help Their Kids Succeed

Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

Not all families have access to resources within modern schools. Although computers, calculators and other devices may be familiar to students, some p...

Color-Blind in Philly: A Courageous Teacher Takes a Stand

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
SaraKay Smullens

The City of Brotherly Love's NAACP has issued a well-deserved 'Failing' grade. In doing so, it has bravely shown itself color blind in defense of an idealistic and courageous young teacher.

Philly's School Chief Takes Home Top Honors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Philadelphia School District's superintendent, Arlene Ackerman, was named the top urban school leader Thursday, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. Ac...