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Notes from the news, Dec. 13

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Still full of life, 114-year-old Sheppard School faces its demise The Notebook blog
The Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks spent a day at one of the schools on the closure list to produce this multimedia piece.

Feather Houstoun confirmed to SRC Philly School Files blog
The School Reform Commission now has its full complement of five members.

See also: Houstoun approved to fill out SRC The Notebook blog

School watchdog has to growl The Inquirer (opinion)
The safe schools advocate needs to be able to speak out and draw attention to issues.

School aide who helped Ackerman's secret projects now expects to be fired The Inquirer
The District's webmaster may be fired for his work on Ackerman's projects.

For Stanton supporters, a genuine hearing The Notebook blog
E.M. Stanton supports spoke at the facilities master plan meeting at South Philly High over the weekend.

Expulsion epidemic draws national attention Center for Public Integrity via The Notebook blog
The center investigated which students face expulsion.

Getting Education Leaders to #takethetest Philly Teacher blog
Reaction to the story of a school board member in suburban D.C. taking and doing very poorly on a 10th grade standardized test.

JUNTOS Parents Meet with Principals to Foster Communication Despite Multilingual Budget Cuts Our City, Our Schools blog

Middle school Making the Grade blog

It's a hard knock life City School Stories

State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition

Why I Chose CW Henry: 2011-11-08 School Selection Report Philly School Search

Don't make me love you, private school Raising Philadelphia blog

Safety violations found at Head Start centers AP via philly.com

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