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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

GOP leaders in Pa. Senate staunchly defend Eichelberger

After the Education Committee chair made comments about "inner city" students, Sen. Vincent Hughes said he was not fit for that post. Eichelberger, in turn, cited "fake news" and blasted Hughes on his website.

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Two school coordinators settle into their new roles

At Dobbins and Southwark, plans are taking shape to address different needs.

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Wait for a teachers’ contract drags on

The new year and new SRC members don’t bring much hope for a quick resolution.

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Neighborhoods reveal different priorities

After lots of data collection, teams are working to tailor each community school's services to address the needs of its students and residents.

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Despite weeks of opposition, DeVos is confirmed – barely

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Richman confirmation hearing for SRC seat is Tuesday

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Toomey, under pressure from DeVos opponents, says he will vote for her

City Council members and disability rights groups pressed their case against the secretary of education nominee with the senator's staff. A barrage of messages to his offices across the state did not sway him.

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Prominent Philadelphia charter players have varying opinions of DeVos

Some declined the opportunity to comment on her nomination at all.

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Civil rights leaders urge rejection of DeVos for DOE post

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

The virtual curriculum takes students through the process of discerning fact from fiction. Philadelphia is one of the cities being supported to pilot the curriculum.

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Attention Teachers: FREE Exercise Class at Your School!

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