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Notes from the news, Feb. 7

By Erika Owens on Feb 7, 2012 10:10 AM

notes from the news imageNo diploma, no job The Notebook blog with WHYY/NewsWorks
This cover story from the Notebook's February edition tells of the effects of the dropout crisis from the perspective of the Kensington neighborhood.

See also: Reversing Philadelphia's high school dropout crisis Radio Times

Parents Concerned About School District Cutbacks Fox 29
School buildings closing earlier and the layoff of school police officers has parents concerned about safety.

See also: Budget cut a hard blow to extracurricular athletics The Inquirer
Recreational Organizations Face Obstacle Following New School Cutbacks CBS Philly
Young athletes prepare for locked schools 6 ABC

Annette John-Hall: 'PHLash' of inspiration helps Philadelphia students learn The Inquirer
Students at Boys' Latin Charter School produced an original play about flash mobs based on multidisciplinary research and preparation.

Corbett to propose 20% to 30% funding cuts for Pa. state universities The Inquirer
Gov. Corbett will release his budget proposal today, and sources say he proposes to cut 30 percent of state funding to state-related colleges like Temple University.

Continue the EduCon conversation on #engchat The Notebook blog
Last night Samuel Reed hosted #engchat to followup on the conversation about innovation and social entrepreneurship at EduCon.

See also: EduCon 2.4 Reflections Practical Theory blog

Special offer for Notebook readers The Notebook blog
WHYY is holding invitation-only discussions of education, and 12 Notebook readers are invited.

The Lives and Dreams of Our Children City School Stories

State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition

American teachers are [not] the problem in urban education Daily News (opinion)

Student Paper Hits the Web at Roxborough High Roxborough-Manayunk Patch

Theater Fundraiser at Chester A. Arthur Raising Philadelphia blog

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Johnathan Mercer (not verified) on February 8, 2012 11:17 am

I am also worried about the cutbacks affecting school safety. We are already struggling with safety issues in school. I mean some schools still use asbestos in the labs. You can see it here. This is something I definitely want to put an end to.

Submitted by Blake (not verified) on February 14, 2012 11:10 am

Wow JMercer, I can't believe they still have that terrible chemical around our Nation's children. I knew someone who died of mesothelioma (the cancer from asbestos). I was reading that site and found another astounding article--about how asbestosis still a huge global business because developing countries still import and use it in construction!

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