Notes from the news, Sept. 22
by Erika Owens on Sep 22 2011 Posted in Notes from the news
Turning around West: Nothing worth saving? The Notebook blog
The Notebook's October edition is focused on school turnarounds. This story looks at West Philly High's transition to opening as a Promise Academy this year.
See also: Turning around West: A lost year The Notebook blog
Push is on for Nunery to replace Ackerman Daily News
With all the upheaval in leadership, some think the best next step would be to make Leroy Nunery Ackerman's permanent replacement.
Much still unresolved with SRC The Notebook blog
The SRC now has enough members for a quorum, but still no chair.
We're firing our best teachers The Inquirer (opinion)
Michelle Rhee writes against the layoff practice of "last in, first out." She will be in Philly today.
Remembering Heidi Ramirez, an early casualty of the Ackerman/School Reform Commission fiasco WHYY/NewsWorks
Ramirez resigned her post on the SRC and is now chief academic officer of the Milwaukee public schools.
Teaching, Troy Davis and Tomorrow Practical Theory blog
Listen, then, if you have ears… The Workshop Blog
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