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Notes from the news, Apr. 23

By Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012 08:02 AM

notes from the news imageA new vision for the School District The Notebook blog
Chief Academic Officer Penny Nixon has prepared a reorganization proposal for the District, which will hold a press conference Tuesday to release a "transformation plan" and financial plan.

At high-poverty schools, lack of stability starts at the top The Inquirer
Two recent reports focused on the principal leadership facet of a healthy school.

See also: Reports raise concerns about stability of principal corps in Philly schools The Notebook blog

Prize moments, and the most important part The Inquirer
Kristen Graham, part of the Pulitzer-prize winning team for the "Assault on Learning" series, describes what motivated her throughout the lengthy reporting process.

See also: Newsmaker Q&A: Susan Snyder The Morning Call

Save the date: Tuesday, June 12 Turn the Page for Change! The Notebook blog
Please join us at our annual party!

Mentoring efforts make a difference The Inquirer
A mentoring program at Community College of Philadelphia is reaching out to African American males.

The Lottery Before The Lottery: How Charters Select Motivated Families A Good Day Teaching blog

Networking New Teachers Making the Grade blog

Penn Alexander School adds kindergarten class West Philly Local

Edmunds Elementary to Become String Theory Charter School The Frankford Gazette

POPPYN #7: Philly Youth Producers POPPYN blog

Future Civic Leaders hosts workshop for Philly high schoolers The Daily Pennsylvanian

Coaching, Care and Kids Practical Theory blog

State news roundup and primary election reminder Keystone State Education Coalition

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on April 23, 2012 12:27 pm

Once again, Penn Alexander is getting special treatment. The Univ of Penn is paying for add another kindergarten class. No other principal gets their budget funded through the U of Penn. This is patently unfair. Yes, the people who live in the catchment (and others in Philadelphia with connections) want to go to a new, well funded, full program school. Only Penn Alexander gets special treatment because Penn provides - already - $1300 + more per student - and now is fully funding a class. Penn should be honest. Create a charter rather than giving ONE school more than any other school has the SDP.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on April 23, 2012 1:12 pm

Show of hands: who has ever seen a Penn Alexander HSA rep at a SRC meeting or education advocacy event? I guess supporting the Philly public school system as a whole doesn't matter when your school has its own endowment to buffer against any funding/budget cuts.

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