Notes from the news, July 5
By Erika Owens on Jul 5, 2011 09:27 AM
Corbett budget ushers in a new reality The Notebook NEWSFLASH
The state budget included more money for K-12 schools than Gov. Corbett originally proposed, but the funding still went down since last year.
See also: With Corbett’s Budget Comes Center City Protest PhillyNow blog
Last-minute dispute hangs up passage of Pa. budget The Inquirer
Gov. Corbett wanted to remove exceptions from the bill that governs when school districts can raise taxes.
See also: New Pa. law to put many school-tax hikes in hands of voters The Inquirer
Bill would use student performance to rate teachers The Inquirer
The bill would require test scores be included as a part of teacher evaluations.
Public-school parent asks SRC members' philosophies The Inquirer
At Friday's special SRC meeting, Commissioner Irizarry said fairness is key to him and Chairman Archie reflected on how much school has changed since he was a student.
See also: Parents Voice Concerns Over Teacher Layoffs As Philadelphia School Budget Cuts Continue CBS Philly
School kitchens cut to the bone? Daily News
City Council members perturbed by facilities closures that are detailed in leaked School District document Plan Philly
Council members had mixed reactions to the document and that it was not included with the requested documents turned over to the mayor.
Phila.'s New Media charter school contends it's not a public school The Inquirer
The school is using the argument it's a private company to fight a unionization push at the school.
Group helps disadvantaged students reach college The Inquirer
A look at Philadelphia Futures' Sponsor a Scholar program.
ISTE Keynote - Process and Impressions Practical Theory blog
When I Become a Teacher - Sinnea Douglas Practical Theory blog
DN Editorial: Summer jobs needed for teens Daily News
Olney’s Central High School Robolancers team makes case for STEM Technically Philly
Notes from the Field- Cyber Schools from All Angles City School Stories
Travel and Education Making the Grade blog
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