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Notes from the news, Dec. 3

By Erika Owens on Dec 3, 2009 11:01 AM

Pennsylvania Education Leaders Announce New Tools for Ensuring School Safety PR Newswire
The tools should include "proven models" to improve school safety. The State Dept. of Ed. plans to do on-site reviews of "certain" buildings in Philadelphia.

Finding a way to hope after personal tragedy Daily News
In memory of her husband, Russell Byers, Laurada Byers created the charter school that bears his name.

What's wrong with the District budget hearings? The Notebook blog
Helen Gym questions what use the public hearings are when information about the budget is so hard to come by.

Invisible: 1.4 Percent Coverage for Education is Not Enough Brookings Institution
The study recommends eight ways to improve education coverage. Notebook Contributing Editor Dale Mezzacappa was on a panel discussion of the report. Here's a video of the event.

KIPP: Earning the right to learn The Notebook
KIPP operates two charter schools in Philly. The schools have a distinct culture where students "earn" everything.

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