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The Philadelphia Inquirer
Hite’s Philadelphia schools blueprint

Teachers union leader Jerry Jordan with Quanisha Smith (left) of Action Now and Anne Gemmell of PCAPS after Hite unveiled his plan. (RON TARVER / Staff Photographer)

Teachers union leader Jerry Jordan with Quanisha Smith (left) of ACTION United and Anne Gemmell of PCAPS after Hite unveiled his plan. (RON TARVER / Staff Photographer) Hite’s Philadelphia schools blueprint praised and poked

WHYY-Newsworks
Inquirer Editorial: Hite right to adjust plans

Quanisha Smith, director of community development for Action United, discusses the group's Civil Rights complaint over the School District of Philadelphia's proposed school closings. (Kevin McCorry/WHYY)

Quanisha Smith, Director of Community Development for ACTION United, discusses the group’s Civil Rights complaint over the School District of Philadelphia’s proposed school closings. (Kevin McCorry/WHYY)

The Notebook
Coalition reacts to Hite’s plan

Photo: Bill Hangley, Jr. Jerry Jordan (second from right), head of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, calls for additional school funding and a halt to school closures outside of Philadelphia School District headquarters. He is flanked by PCAPS members Quanisha Smith of Action United (left), and Anne Gemmel of Fight for Philly (right).

Photo: Bill Hangley, Jr. Jerry Jordan (second from right), head of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, calls for additional school funding and a halt to school closures outside of Philadelphia School District headquarters. He is flanked by PCAPS members Quanisha Smith of Action United (left), and Anne Gemmel of Fight for Philly (right).

Advocates trumpet Washington’s review of Philly school closings
Groups press civil rights complaint on school closings
Community schools bring services under one roof

MSNBC- Melissa Harris-Perry:

Gov. Tom Corbett to release $45 million to Philly schools

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The American Prospect

Public Appearances

Quanisha testifies before the Philadelphia City Council (February 12,2012) on behalf of the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS) & ACTION United -Calling for a Moratorium on school closures and advocating for the District to transform all schools into Community Schools. A strategy proven successful in numerous urban districts for increasing educational outcomes. Visit WeArePCAPS.org
hearing on education

A Return to Community-Controlled Reform

 

Radio Interviews

J. Wyatt Mondesire, President of Pennsylvania NAACP, interviews Quanisha Smith during Freedom Quest WDAS (February 16, 2013)

Tiffany Bacon interviews Quanisha Smith as part of a panel on Closing Schools in Philadelphia during the Praise in the City segment on Praise 103.9 (February 23, 2013)

NPR’s Michel Martin interviews Quanisha Smith Where Kids Go When Neighborhood Schools Close