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Notes from the news, Sept. 22

notes from the news imageTurning 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.

See also: Reconstituting the SRC PFT blog
Let’s Get on With the Business of the SRC City School Stories blog

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.

Corbett says he's still looking for answers on Philadelphia schools WHYY/NewsWorks

Teaching, Troy Davis and Tomorrow Practical Theory blog

News from West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools UC Review

Statement of Robert L. Archie Jr. on Resignation from School Reform Commission UC Review

Listen, then, if you have ears… The Workshop Blog

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 22, 2011 12:44 pm

Michelle Rhee's article about 'first in first out' shows how little she knows about teaching. No one is at their best their first, second, third or even fifth year of teaching. It takes time to be at your best in teaching and years to perfect your skills. Also, all too often many of the newer teachers find in their first few years in teaching that it is not the profession for them and we end up with a revolving door. I am always happy to see ‘new blood’ enter the system but see Rhee's plan as northing short of union busting.

Submitted by Teach (not verified) on September 22, 2011 6:36 pm

Corbett's still asking for questions? Why not ask real teachers?

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