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Notes from the news, Oct. 6

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New Philadelphia School Reform Commission vows new relationship with public The Inquirer
Interim SRC chair Wendell Pritchett said the commission will work in a "transparent and efficient manner."

See also: Pritchett: 'A new day, a new relationship' The Notebook blog
SRC: 'NEED TO HEAL': Meeting introduces new chair, cordial attitude Daily News
Ramos to be Philly SRC chair; Pritchett interim chair Philly School Files blog
Pedro Ramos named SRC Chair, in the interim Wendell Pritchett will preside mtgs The Hall Monitor blog

District sheds new light on contracting The Notebook blog
At yesterday's SRC meeting, the District released details on $300 million worth of contracts.

Three charter-school firms in Philadelphia to share $2.4 million grant The Inquirer
The Philadelphia Schools Partnership is marking its first anniversary by donating to three of the firms that run Renaissance Charter Schools.

Revisiting data on high school admission rates The Notebook blog
The Notebook has learned that data it received from the District about admissions rates at special and citywide admissions high schools may be erroneous. We'll provide an additional update when the District clarifies the information.

At the forefront of STEM education The Workshop Blog
The Sustainability Workshop is a finalist for an Ashoka Changemaker prize for STEM.

Dedicated students South Philly Review
Thousands of volunteers will help clean up schools and other public spaces as part of Greater Philadelphia Cares Day on Oct. 22.

Education Policy Next On Corbett's Agenda Fox 29

Magnet vs. Neighborhood Part 3: Standardized Tests Making the Grade blog

Hunting Park: SquashSmarts–A Youth Enrichment Program Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Hunting Park: Education Works After School Program Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Building a Democratic Classroom Philly Teacher blog

WHAT I DON'T KNOW COULD HURT THEM City School Stories

State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition

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