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Dale Mezzacappa

@dalemezz
Dale is a contributing editor at the Notebook. She has reported on education since 1986, most of that time with The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Recent Articles

District's teacher vacancy problem persists; sub fill rate inches up

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Ed Voters' Gobreski named to head mayor's push for community schools

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Food insecurity worsens in the region

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An explosive debate about Renaissance schools

The bitter, divisive battle over turning struggling District schools into charters.

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District counsel issues opinion that Simms had no conflict on Wister-Mastery vote

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In bombshell, SRC defies Hite, votes to turn Wister over to Mastery

Two schools had been recommended for Renaissance charter conversion. After a "walk-on resolution," three were approved. Each provider's application must still win approval.

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As SRC prepares to vote on Renaissance schools, questions raised about providers

Councilwoman Gym demands more information on vetting process for charter providers.

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Rates of poverty and hunger have risen in Philly and in Pa.

Children make up 40 percent of the state's food stamp recipients.

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Pew report comparing state, local school governance sees no clear winner

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The biggest Philadelphia education stories of 2015

A historic state budget impasse, Source4Teachers, a new mayor, a Notebook founder elected to City Council, and more.

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