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Notes from the news - Jan. 9

The latest headlines in Philly education

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Headlines

Philadelphia School District librarians: a species nearly extinct? Inquirer

News Literacy Project to come to Philadelphia, thanks to Knight grant. Notebook

Study explores link between college debt, 'boomerang' effect. AP

Philadelphia schools chosen for statewide mock trial. Philadelphia Tribune

Opinion: Ahead of Betsy Devos’s confirmation hearings, some thoughts on why the face of school choice belongs to parents, not politicians. The Hechinger Report

Educators worry schools are botching student discipline reform. The Hechinger Report

How one mother discovered a problem with special education and got legislators to help try to fix it. The Washington Post

Stop with the false choices on school choice. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stories from across the state

Please email wendyh@thenotebook.org if we missed anything today or if you have any suggestions of publications, email lists, or other places for us to check for news.

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