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Notes from the news, June 17

By Erika Owens on Jun 17, 2011 08:59 AM

notes from the news imageCity Council looks to provide $53 million The Notebook blog
After a day of discussion, City Council approved a property tax increase, increase in parking fees, and transfer of $10 million to schools, but did not approve Mayor Nutter's proposed soda tax.

See also: Philadelphia City Council looks set to raise property tax to help schools The Inquirer
School District to Receive $52.5 Million NBC Philadelphia
Council Recommends Property Tax Up, Soda Tax Gone Chestnut Hill Patch
Moment of truth in City Council The Notebook blog
Amid protest, Nutter urges taxes for schools
Philadelphia Tribune
Nutter urges support for tax plan to help Philly schools
WHYY/NewsWorks
Will Council get what it wants from the district? For how long? It's Our Money blog
Penetrating the haze around the School District's budget cuts. Philadelphia City Paper
Schools Advocates and Other Protesters Descend Upon City Hall Roxborough-Manayunk Patch
Council Issues Recommendations For Funding School District Mt. Airy Patch
Council divided on revenue options
Philadelphia Tribune
Daryl Gale: A fine solution for public schools
Philadelphia Tribune (opinion)

Corbett nominates Pedro Ramos to the School Reform Commission The Inquirer
The former school board president and Democrat will fill the seat vacated by Ambassador David Girard-diCarlo.

See also: Pedro Ramos nominated for SRC The Notebook blog
Corbett fills vacant SRC seat with Pedro Ramos, who headed school board when it faltered Daily News
Pedro Ramos Nominated to School Reform Commission CBS Philly
Corbett Nominates Pedro Ramos To SRC Fox 29
Pedro Ramos nominated to SRC Philly School Files blog

For undocumented students, new bill's like a DREAM Daily News
Rep. Tony Payton introduced in the Pennsylvania house a bill to allow undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. as children to pay in-state tuition.

Rally to save accelerated schools The Notebook blog
Youth United for Change organized a rally on Wednesday to save the 13 accelerated schools slated to close.

House leader expected to endorse compromise school choice bill next week Pennsylvania Independent
The compromise bill combines elements of vouchers and the EITC.

Ten-Year Extension of Penn Alexander School Pact announced UC Review
The SRC approved an extension of the pact between University of Pennsylvania and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Elementary School.

Germantown High School's Class of 2011 Chestnut Hill Patch

Parents Forced to Wait Outside As Students Walk Down Aisle at GHS Graduation Mt. Airy Patch

VIDEO: Students Say Goodbye to Saul Roxborough-Manayunk Patch

Bill would shift cyber school funding Daily American

Letters: School district employees feel the heat Daily News

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Comments (1)

Submitted by Annonymous (not verified) on June 17, 2011 9:03 pm

Penn Alexander is another example of a school receiving considerably more funding and supports ($700,000/year plus) while nearby neighborhood schools don't receive Penn's abundance. How is this any different from a Promise Academy getting more money, staff, etc. ? (Penn Alexander has a more affluent student body, brand new facility, Penn provided PD, etc.) Penn can "gloat" about "their" neighborhood school but what makes it different is its location within a neighborhood of $350 - $600,000 houses and tremendous supports from an Ivy League university.

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