Tag Archives: Arlene Ackerman

Ackerman Charges PSD ~$600 a Month for Meals and Travel

Being a big city schools superintendent must be a nice gig – you get to hop from city to city, claiming you’re working for the children, not showing results, and charging thousands in expenses. Dr. Arlene Ackerman is an expert. … More after the jump

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Ackerman Skips SRC Meeting, Struggles to Keep Job

Embattled Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman was conspicuously absent from Wednesday’s School Reform Commission meeting, leaving her political supporters to explain her absence. Supporters like Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams questioned the SRC’s motivations and accused the commission and district employees … More after the jump

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Video: Hounded by Press, Ackerman Vows to Stay

Via Twitter user @floodthedrummer, see Arlene Ackerman take questions on whether she’s leaving Philadelphia public schools:

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Wishful Thinking: Ackerman Resignation Rumors Flare Up

Philly schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman says she’s not going anywhere, but that doesn’t stop rumors to the contrary from flaring up every few weeks. The latest blind item says Ackerman is on her way out… which of course she vehemently … More after the jump

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Ackerman’s Contract “Wants” Show Disregard for Kids

Philly schools chief Arlene Ackerman has a knack for telling us all that it’s “just about the children,” but her contract desires show that she’s best at looking out for herself. What other government worker do you know who gets … More after the jump

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Philly Schools Hand Over Documents, But Need Ethos of Transparency

Philadelphia School District has handed over all of the documents requested by Mayor Nutter’s office, but something still stinks, and it’s not just all the ridiculous perks Superintendent Arlene Ackerman was pondering¬†for herself. The school district seems to think its … More after the jump

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Ackerman’s Performance Contributed to Resignation Rumors

There’s chatter going around the racism, sexism, and good old fashion politics are the only reasons the rumors of Philly schools chief Arlene Ackerman’s departure are so persistent. While those factors no doubt have played a part in the rumor … More after the jump

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Briefly Noted

It’s pretty clear where we stand on Philadelphia School District’s troubles, so without adding fuel to the fire, we saw that Tomas Hanna is jumping ship and headed to NYC public schools.


Ackerman Denies Resignation Rumors; Philly Cries

UPDATE: Ackerman denies she is considering stepping down from her post. Speculation has been running rampant all weekend that Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman will resign from her post this week. We got lots of emails over the weekend about … More after the jump

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Schools Shakeup: It’s Time for Ackerman to Resign

Philly schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman is a very smart woman – I have no doubt of this. She’s an accomplished education theorist and knows public schools from top to bottom. But she’s no leader. She’s no manager. It’s clear she … More after the jump

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