Notes from the news, Mar. 30
by Erika Owens on Mar 30 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Stanton, Sheppard spared; eight other schools to close The Notebook blog
Last night the School Reform Commission voted on the proposed school closings, and with that aimed to keep open high-performing options.
See also: SRC to close 8 schools The Inquirer
School Reform Commission Approves 8 Schools for Closure NBC Philadelphia
District responds to commissioners' questions on school closings The Notebook blog
SRC Votes To Close 8 Philly Public Schools, 2 Saved Fox 29
SRC votes to close 8 Phila. schools 6 ABC
SRC Votes to Move AMY Northwest Mt. Airy Patch
School Reform Commission votes to close Levering; AMY Northwest to move in WHYY/NewsWorks
SRC Votes to Close Levering Elementary Roxborough-Manayunk Patch
SRC budget plan still has $186 million shortfall The Inquirer
A lump-sum budget presentation also occurred at last night's SRC meeting. The deficit could grow depending on funding decisions at the state and city level.
See also: Next year's shortfall estimated at $186 million The Notebook blog
Students and others plead for charter renewals and expansions The Notebook blog
Also at last night's meeting, the SRC heard from supporters of charter schools recommended for non-renwal.
Next edition of Notebook: Curriculum The Notebook blog
The print version of the April edition is being distributed now and will be available online next week.
Students and Parents Talk School Discipline, Language Access at City Council Our City, Our Schools blog
The Next Superintendent Should Be... On Blast
State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition
Could soda tax come back in Philly? WHYY/NewsWorks
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