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Notes from the news, Feb. 3

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PFT contract: Huge power shift Daily News (opinion)
Op-ed from Phil Goldsmith, District CEO in 2000-1. He said many items in the contract are overdue and that with these changes that the PFT can no longer be used as a scapegoat.

See also: The Gold Standard: This teacher contract would have been great ten years ago It's Our Money

Getting school turnaround right: Response to Ren. Schools The Notebook blog
The Teacher Action Group is meeting to organize community response. Ron Whitehorne also wrote about the limits of staff reconstitution.

See also: TAG meeting Feb. 8 The Notebook blog

Sayre High School Students Organizing Despite Obstacles Philly Education Justice blog
PSU members have not been able to meet at Sayre even though they used to hold meetings there and organized a successful training of school police officers.

Jenks' Parents and the SRC This Year at Jenks blog
After a quiet few months, the blog is back with several new posts.

The Steepest Hill Metropolis
Notes that close to half of Philly students are educated in "failing" schools.

Thank you, readers! The Notebook blog

Charter school's ex-board chief reports to prison The Inquirer

My Educon Takeaway Philly Teacher blog

Language Immersion And Philly Primary Schools Philly School Search blog

Letters: No Child Left Behind has left plenty of them The Inquirer

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