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

At Mayfair Elementary, fusing diversity with challenging curriculum to create world citizens

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District forecasts five years of balanced budgets, citing new city commitment

A relieved SRC approves the $3.1 billion lump sum budget, which projects a surplus at the end of fiscal 2019 of $135 million.

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Kenney adds schools to the mayoral to-do list

He took responsibility for funding the District adequately and returning it to local control. His next challenges: Finding the money and the right board members.

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The quest to help traumatized children learn

Philadelphia is working hard to become a trauma-informed school district, but helping teachers acquire the needed skills and mindset is costly and complex.

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Nominating panel sends 18 new school board candidates to Kenney

The list includes more parents and educators.

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Students tell Council they want mental health and English language supports

Many would also like to phase out school police officers.

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Parents now have access to updated portal to keep track of children in school

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Mayor requests more candidates for school board

Kenney told the nominating panel that he wants more diversity on the new list of at least 18 people. He's not ruling out making his choices from the first group of 27 names, however.

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Commonwealth Court hears arguments in school funding case

The next step would be a trial on the merits. Attorneys for legislative leaders would like to see the case thrown out.

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Panel submits 27 names to mayor for new school board

The group includes two current School Reform Commission members.

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