This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Tensions ran high at last night’s School Reform Commission meeting, where members of the student group Youth United for Change were escorted out of the auditorium by school police. Many had come to the meeting to protest the District’s plan to close Kensington Urban Education Academy and merge it with Kensington International Business. Ultimately, the five-member panel voted unanimously to suspend part of the public school code in order to accelerate the school’s closing process.
But that wasn’t the only thing that happened at yesterday’s meeting. In case you missed it, here are some other important highlights we are featuring that were tweeted by others at the meeting.
@WendyHarrisUSA Wendy is the managing editor at the Notebook. She has worked at Black Enterprise magazine as a staff editor and contributing writer, and is the author of two books.