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Notes from the news, June 4




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West teachers must decide Friday; SAC chair calls probe a "travesty" The Notebook blog
West's 62 teachers must decide today if they are staying at the school or leaving it. Teachers who do stay will face another force-transfer next year because District officials say the school will remain on the Renaissance list.

See also: Elmer Smith: At West Philly High: Renaissance or inquisition? Daily News

What about Alyiah? The Notebook NEWSFLASH
Alyiah is a student in Daroff's longstanding life skills program. The program will remain at the school under Universal's charter management, but Universal doesn't have experience managing a program like Daroff's.

WATCH: Philly Student Union's School Year in Review Philly Education Justice blog
PSU created a video montage reflecting on the 2009-10 school year.

Homeless 3rd Grader Opens Officials' Eyes on Serious Issue NBC Philadelphia
Students from McCall Elementary have been studying homelessness and talked to city council about the issue.

8 local school districts getting federal construction bonds The Inquirer
Philadelphia will get $147 million from a stimulus program, but District officials are not sure yet how it will be used.

University City: Youth Chess Helps in the Strategy of Life Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Heidi Ramírez deja Philly y será jefa académica en Milwaukee Al Día

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