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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

Coding: The new literacy?

The city is launching a campaign to bring computer science to all students.

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A private school just for foster children

Most kids arrive ‘mad at the world,’ the CEO says. ‘They want to know: Why are people not taking care of me?’

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Journeys to C.B. Community School

Four students share their stories.

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How we are failing the city's foster children

The statistics on the education of kids in foster care tell a grim story. In Philadelphia, schools, advocates and organizations are working to write a happier ending.

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A history lesson on historic day for School Reform Commission

Former Superintendent David Hornbeck says the SRC's birth was linked to the 1967 student walkout and racism.

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Academy is training principals to be stronger leaders

The Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership has trained 62 city principals from District, charter, and faith-based schools.

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First report on community schools finds them mostly on track

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WE caucus confronts white supremacy at fourth annual conference

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Kenney seeks local control, more money for schools

He offered ideas, but no plan for how to get the additional funding.

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Want to donate to Philly schools? New system makes it easy

Philly FUNDamentals allows anyone to easily find a school and project to support, said Mayor Kenney.

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