Notes from the news, July 13
by April Lin on Jul 13 2011 Posted in Notes from the news
Pa. 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.
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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