Notes from the news, July 18
By Erika Owens on Jul 18, 2011 08:34 AM
List of 89 Pa. schools to be investigated The Notebook blog
Schools in 38 districts will be investigated, including 28 Philadelphia District schools and seven charters.
See also: Cheating scandal overview The Notebook blog
Cheating scandal: A teacher's take The Notebook blog
Fairly or not, spikes in test scores haunt some schools The Inquirer
Cracking a System in Which Test Scores Were for Changing New York Times
DN Editorial: The mystery of the superintendent's contract Daily News
The District says that documents outlining adjustments to the superintendent's contract, including free health care for life, were mistakenly released. But it's a "telling clue of her expectations of her job."
See also: Inquirer Editorial: Are students first? The Inquirer
Leaked School Contract Documents Revealing Power Struggle? Fox 29
School District Says Releasing Unsigned Ackerman Agreement Was Error CBS Philly
Facial-hair rule troubling to Philadelphia school police The Inquirer
School police officers face grooming rules including a ban on soul patches and goatees.
JUNTOS tendrá nueva directora este septiembre Al Día
Philadelphia Student Union Assistant Director Erika Almiron will join as its executive director parent organizing group JUNTOS in September.
Fighting School Violence, Asian Immigrants Find Their Voice New American Media
Penn Alexander urged to expand The Inquirer
Ackerman’s future tenure still in question Philadelphia Tribune
City opens five new computer centers It's Our Money blog
DeLissio On Education Roxborough-Manayunk Patch
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