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NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports Philadelphia school officials are announcing Wednesday that they are scaling back a partnership they formed last year with private companies to manage some of the city's failing schools. Instead, one key school official wants to redirect money to his own improvement plan, with emphasis on and funding for mandatory summer school, district-wide tutoring, and after-school reading programs.