Smedley School

The School Reform Commission has finally made a decision on the new management of the Smedley Elementary School, at 1700 Bridge Street.  Mastery Charter Schools will take over.  From the Inquirer:

“Great things are going to happen in the coming year,” said Gordon, whose Philadelphia-based company is known for turning around failing and violent schools.

His group will run West Philadelphia’s Harrity School, which is K-8, and Mann and Smedley schools, both of which serve grades K-5. Mann is in Wynnefield, Smedley is in Frankford.

It is about time.