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Notes from the news, August 3

By April Lin on Aug 3, 2011 08:24 AM

notes from the news imageRep: Let's expel the School Reform Commission The Inquirer
State Rep. Angel Cruz seeks a voter referendum to disband the SRC and create an elected school board.

My view: Replace Ackerman MyFox Philly

Pa. lawmakers join Corbett in school-voucher push Yahoo
Vouchers would allow students to attend better schools, governor says.

School choice legislation debated in Philly Newsworks

Phila. teachers' union leader blasts test tampering The Philadelphia Tribune
There is no excuse for cheating, says Jerry Jordan.

District unlikely to get concessions from principals Daily News
In light of Promise Academy bonuses, a deal on principal contracts seems jeopardized.

Principals set to vote today on tentative deal The Inquirer

Ackerman awards $10,000 scholarship. A Broad View
Emilio Garcia, a recent high school grad, was rewarded for his achievements by the superintendent.

No "love train" for media literacy in Philadelphia The Notebook blog

Teacher demographics are shifting, study reports The Huffington Post
Teachers are becoming increasingly younger -  and less experienced.

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Comments (6)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 3, 2011 9:41 am

Jerry Jordon just called on Ackerman to resign on the news this morning. First time I have heard him say that. I guess he feels he has the political wind behind him to call for this. Anyway, it's way overdue.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 3, 2011 1:12 pm

http://www.change.org/petitions/school-reform-commission-fire-arlene-ack...

Submitted by Concerned Philadelphian (not verified) on August 3, 2011 7:44 pm

Does anyone know the results of the principal's vote?

Submitted by tom-104 on August 3, 2011 11:26 pm

Links to SOS March videos

Save Our Schools Rally For Education July 30, 2011
http://bit.ly/n4kNvk

Save Our Schools: The March to the White House July, 30 2011
http://bit.ly/nCI1G

John Kuhn at SOS March
Superintendent of Perrin-Whitt School District in Texas speaks at SOS March and National Call To Action on July 30, 2011
(Personally, I considered this one of the best speeches.)
http://bit.ly/nbCtc7

Jonathan Kozol's speech at the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011
Part 1: http://bit.ly/qMUmmQ
Part 2: http://bit.ly/nlqMnG

Diane Ravitch's speech at the Save Our Schools march in DC, 7/30/2011
Part 1: http://bit.ly/mUj225
Part 2: http://bit.ly/qsMdcm

Jose Vilson Rocks the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011
http://bit.ly/mUWk93

Jon Stewart's Teacher Tribute For the Save Our Schools Rally
http://bit.ly/pk29PC

Matt Damon's headliner speech at the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011
http://bit.ly/qF1Crl

The Last Word on SOS and Matt Damon
Rewriting the Attacks on Teachers
http://on.msnbc.com/oFv3rp

Twitter: SOSFlashMob
http://twitter.com/#!/SOSFlashMob

Submitted by Rich Migliore (not verified) on August 3, 2011 11:10 pm

Good Job Tom!

Submitted by tom-104 on August 3, 2011 11:43 pm

Corrected Link to Save Our Schools: The March to the White House

http://bit.ly/nCI1Ge

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