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Notes from the news, Mar. 12

notes from the news image'Compelling' evidence of cheating in many Phila. schools The Inquirer
The state released the names of the 53 District and three charter schools under investigation.

See also: Teachers: We didn't cheat; why target us? Daily News
School Reform Commission announces appointment of Testing Integrity Advisor and School District introduces new testing protocols Philadelphia Sun

A chorus of concern over Great Schools Compact The Notebook blog
Tonight's roundtable-style School Reform Commission meeting will include an update on the compact.

Revered leader of Central High to retire after 28 years The Inquirer
Sheldon Pavel, president of Central High since 1984, will retire at the end of the year.

School closing counter-proposal in Northwest draws mixed reaction WHYY/NewsWorks via the Notebook blog
There will be a meeting tonight to learn more about the counter-proposal.

Youth Forum on Superintendent Search Draws Crowd Our City, Our Schools blog
Last week the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools held a discussion about the superintendent search at District headquarters.

A Public Good Office of Teaching and Unlearning blog
Reflections on a recent book review by Diane Ravitch.

Philadelphia Charter School Raises Money And Awareness About Diabetes Through Dance CBS Philly

Young? Unemployed? You're not alone. WHYY/NewsWorks

Over 400 students participate in the annual All Philadelphia High School Music Festival at the Kimmel Center Philadelphia Sun

Yes, it’s Working! (and here’s how we know) Education Voters PA blog

Daylight Savings and my Daughters First PSSA This Year at Jenks blog

State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition

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Comments (2)

Submitted by tom-104 on March 12, 2012 9:29 am

The war on teachers: Why the public is watching it happen

http://tinyurl.com/7oedywn

Submitted by tom-104 on March 12, 2012 4:39 pm

Flunking Arne Duncan
by Diane Ravitch
http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/mar/07/flunking-arne-duncan/

Diane Ravitch exhorts city principals to join evaluations protest
http://tinyurl.com/8ygk3sw

Principals ramp up evaluations protest with a lobbying effort
http://tinyurl.com/7498eua

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