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Notes from the news, March 1

By Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 09:09 AM

notes from the news imageFour new Renaissance Schools announced The Notebook blog
Six charter operators were selected as finalists to potentially operate the three elementary and one middle school.

See also: Year III Renaissance provider finalists The Notebook blog
Philly district to turn four troubled schools into charters The Inquirer
Four More Philadelphia Schools In Line To Become Charters CBS Philly

U.S. probe said to focus on Fattah son's company, paid by firm with ties to Phila. schools The Inquirer
The FBI and U.S. Treasury Department visited Rep. Chaka Fattah's son's home and office. His firm received $450,000 from a company that has contracts with the School District, according to the Inquirer.

See also: Feds pay visit to Fattah's son, lawyer Daily News
Shulick bites back after reports on FBI investigation WHYY/NewsWorks
Delaware Valley High: Alternative ed since 1969 Daily News

City teachers barred from administering their students’ PSSAs The Inquirer
Teachers at District schools, two Philadelphia charters, and another district in the state will not be allowed to give their students the state standardized test this year.

See also: State testy with Philly teachers over exams Daily News
Amid Allegations Of Cheating, Philadelphia Ordered To Scramble Its Test Proctors CBS Philly

College students set protests today over state budget cuts
Students in the region will hold rallies as part of the National Day of Education.

PhillyDeals: Phila. explores recovering losses to swaps sellers The Inquirer
City Councilman James F. Kenney wants to hold hearings to investigate if it's possible to receover money lost with interest-rate swaps.

New JCPS hire under scrutiny Courier Journal
Jamilah Fraser, who was in charge of the School District of  Philadelphia's communications department under Superintendent Ackerman, has been hired by a district in Kentucky.

Threats force Tacony charter school to close for second day

Sustainability Workshop educates in The Navy Yard South Philly Review

March Kindergarten Open Houses West Philly Local

Helping all kids Raising Philadelphia blog 

so many d— questions The Sustainability Workshop blog

Big Goals and Big Smiles Building a (great) school blog

Students Tell Gov. Corbett: Education is a Human Right. Fund it that Way. On Blast

State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition

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Comments (1)

Submitted by tom-104 on March 1, 2012 9:14 am

"No Student Left Untested" by Diane Ravitch

What Florida is doing to its public schools
By Valerie Strauss
This was written by Jean Clements, president of Florida’s Hillsborough County Classroom Teachers Association, representing more than 9,000 teachers and school personnel.

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