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Notes from the news, Sept. 24

notes from the news imagePhiladelphia schools, agencies receive millions in federal grants The Inquirer
Congressman Chaka Fattah's office announced the awards to Mastery, CORE, JEVS, Chestnut Hill College, and others.

See also: Fattah Announces Major Grants for Philadelphia Education Including $21 million for Children's Literacy, $7 million for Mastery Charter PRNewswire
Mastery gets $7 million from feds The Notebook blog

Universal gets Promise Neighborhood grant The Notebook blog
Universal Companies won $500,000 to study the possibility of making Gray's Ferry and Point Breeze a Promise Neighborhood like the Harlem Children's Zone.

Pennsylvania Education Department schedules hearing over Philadelphia district's dispute with charter school The Inquirer
The hearing is about the dispute with Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners, which has been operating with more grades and students than the SRC officially approved.

Gimme Three Steps Philadelphia City Paper
The steps to respond to a problem like the students assaulted at Bok: 1. de-emphasize race, 2. invoke zero tolerance, 3. issue a vague report.

See also: Bok students attacked in school South Philly Review

Plan for school security rapped as 'same old' Daily News
Critics say the plan will criminalize students and not address the root cause of truancy and school violence.

See also: District to install safety plan in schools Philadelphia Tribune

Principal keeps promise as Dobbins makes AYP Philadelphia Tribune
The barbering students gave their principal a new haircut. 

Finding the Strength to Write Practical Theory blog
Loud voices with lots of money are making Chris Lehmann feel a bit defeated. He realized you still have to make your voice heard, so please chime in on his (or our) blog.

See also: TEDx speakers to spread the knowledge in Pennsylvania The Inquirer

Philadelphia Arts in Education gets $1M grant Philadelphia Business Journal

Frankford High School is Hosting “Back to School Night”! The Frankford Gazette

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