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Notes from the news, March 7

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Philadelphia school deficit could hit $400 million, official says The Inquirer
The deficit next year could be $145-400 million, Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen told a public form on the budget.

District brings on Adamany to advise on testing security The Notebook blog
District calls on a "testing integrity advisor" to help with testing security and details the investigations and testing protocols at schools.

See also: Former Temple president will help Philly schools deal with exam cheating The Inquirer
In wake of cheating claims, SRC appoints 'testing integrity adviser' WHYY/NewsWorks
SRC acts to keep testing honest Daily News
Marc Lamont Hill: SCHOOLS COVER ILLS WITH CHEAT SHEET Daily News

Pa. senators target school superintendent buyouts AP via Philly.com
The bill passed the senate education committee and would limit buyouts and require more transparency for contracts.

See also: Pennsylvania Senate seeks to limit superintendent buyouts The Express-Times

Commentary: E.M. Stanton and the future of neighborhood schools The Notebook blog
Stanton brought out dozens of supporters for the successful school, but it still faces closure due to ideological changes in education.

See also: Does Philly public schools plan ignore neighborhood politics? The Naked City blog

March events: Renaissance community meetings, youth forums, college expo The Notebook blog
We've updated our events calendar and many of the events are happening this week.

See also: H.R. Edmunds Elementary School Meeting The Frankford Gazette

Student Shot With BB Gun Inside School Fox 29

Bed Bugs Found At Philly School Fox 29

An Increase or a Decrease? Education Voters of PA blog

What's the matter with kids these days? Making the Grade blog

How Nice is Too Nice? Philly Teacher blog

State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition

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