Notes from the news, Mar. 25
City schools panel adopts preliminary budget The Inquirer
The $2.4 billion lump-sum budget was adopted as the first step in the budget process. It does not include Race to the Top funds the District hopes to get.
See also: Phila. School District Plans Budget Amid BRT Troubles KYW
On-time graduation rates still look grim The Notebook blog
High school rates range from the high 90s to the 20s and the rate for the District overall is 56 percent.
How Google Might Save My School: An Update Philly Teacher blog
Philly Teacher started a Google Group to help organize teachers at her school, but the results have been frustrating.
Racially Divisive Press Mars Discussion of South Philadelphia High School Racialicious
A look at some reasons for the lack of accurate national press attention on South Philly.
Educator says school fired her for reporting abuse The Inquirer
War on teachers escalates The Inquirer (opinion)
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