New Plan for Philadelphia schools: Imagine 2014

Posted by on March 2, 2009

A sweeping new plan for Phila. schools

By Kristen A. Graham
Inquirer Staff Writer

Superintendent Arlene Ackerman yesterday presented a sweeping, controversial vision for the Philadelphia School District’s future that includes shutting down failing schools and potentially reopening them as charter schools, reducing class sizes, and overhauling teacher hiring. Dubbed “Imagine 2014,” the draft plan would cost $50 million over five years, officials estimate. After getting community input, the School Reform Commission must vote on a final version in April.

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The final version of the School District’s strategic plan, Imagine 2014, is available on the District’s website

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