Already squeezed because of the pressure on schools to focus on raising students' reading and math test scores, arts and music programs in Philadelphia schools are experiencing a funding squeeze as well, as principals confront how to parcel out shrinking school budgets.
Lucy Rodriguez-Feria, superintendent of the Central East Region, will leave that post at the end of the school year to become associate superintendent of the Office of School Management, a post formerly held by Nilsa Gonzales. . . . Gregory Shannon, who had been acting superintendent of the recently created CEO region received a permanent appointment to that post. . . .