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Notes from the news, July 13

by April Lin on Jul 13 2011 Posted in Notes from the news

notes from the news imagePa. looking into possible cheating on state exams The Associated Press
The Pennsylvania Department of Education takes a closer look at the report first uncovered by the Notebook.

See also: State officials looking into cheating on state tests CBS Philly
Editorial: State should probe The Inquirer
Sixty schools in Pa. accused of cheating following Atlanta scandal The Daily Mail
In light of cheating, calls for NCLB reform The Huffington Post

State representative calls for 'whistle-blower hotline' for educators The Inquirer
Rep. McGeehan wants to encourage school staffers to report testing misconduct.

Parents fighting to keep Philly school kitchens open NewsWorks
Thousands of students who receive meals cooked at school could be affected.

How Philly spent $18 million on summer school MyFox Philly
A closer look at district spending.

See also: School's out The Inquirer (opinion)
Debate: How to improve summer schools New York Times 

Heat wave prompts early dismissal of summer programs The Associated Press

Reflections: Then and now City School Stories

Corbett: School districts have themselves to blame The Morning Call
Governor blames budget crises on mismanagement of stimulus money.

The Notebook is actively seeking first-hand accounts from teachers, administrators, students and parents affected by the recent report on testing irregularities.

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Sanity N. Reason (not verified) on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 09:34.

Standardizes testing scores are the biggest lie in education today. It looks like EVERYBODY is in on the dirty-little-secret from the lowly classroom aide to the principal to the district superintendent to the state depart of education officials. So what's the point? STOP.

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