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Promise Academies Slashed
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/06/11 8:03 am | updated: 08/06/11 8:03 am
 
THE Philadelphia TEACHERS UNION has agreed to the district's slashing of the number of Promise Academies by more than half this school year, union president Jerry Jordan said in an email yesterday to his membership. This week, Jordan called for the ouster of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman and said he refused to reopen contract talks as long as she was still employed by the district. But then, he and the district "reached an agreement . . . following the School Reform Commission's decision to reduce the number of new Promise Academies from 11 to three.

Eight schools removed from the Promise Academy program:

Smith, Alcorn, W.D. Kelley, Pennell and Barry elementary schools, and Fitzsimons, South Philadelphia and Sayre high schools.
 
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