Author Lorene Cary named to Philly school board
PHILADELPHIA - October 10, 2011 (WPVI) -- A novelist and arts advocate has been named to the board overseeing the Philadelphia school district.
Lorene Cary was appointed to the School Reform Commission by Mayor Michael Nutter on Monday.
Cary is the author of "The Price of a Child" and a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, she founded a community organization called Art Sanctuary, which showcases African-American art.
The School Reform Commission is a city-state panel created in 2001 to manage Pennsylvania's largest district. Cary replaces one of two members who resigned last month amid political turmoil.
The five-member group still has one vacancy, as gubernatorial nominee Pedro Ramos awaits confirmation by the state Senate. Once confirmed, he will become commission chairman.
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