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July 30, 2014, 7:10 am

Ramos to be named SRC chair

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett says he will name former school board member Pedro Ramos to head the panel overseeing Philadelphia's public school system.

The governor said Wednesday that as soon as the state Senate confirms Ramos as a member of the panel, he will appoint him as chairman.

Corbett nominated Ramos on June 16 to fill a vacancy on the five-member governing body established in 2001 when the state assumed control of the district.

The Philadelphia School District is Pennsylvania's largest school district with about 203,000 traditional and charter school students. -- (AP)