The Philadelphia School District’s unexpected decision to award a major contract for curriculum materials to K12 Inc., a company chaired by a former U.S. education secretary, has some science educators wondering why this controversial but politically influential firm got the deal.
Wendy Beetlestone, general counsel, to depart Aug. 5, to join the law firm of Hangley, Aronchick, Segal and Pudlin. . . . Greg Amiriantz, top administrator at Charter High School for Architecture and Design, retired June 30. Serving as interim head of the school will be Peter Kountz, former head of the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, N.Y. . . .