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Notes from the news, Apr. 27

by Erika Owens on Apr 27 2012 Posted in Notes from the news

notes from the news imagePhiladelphia school management plan echoes other large districts WHYY/NewsWorks
Several cities are moving toward a "portfolio" model of school management.

See also: Why Isn't Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News? Where Is the Black Political Class? Black Agenda Report
School reorganization plans raise concerns Philadelphia Tribune
Opinion: A Tale of Two Cities: Charter Schools in Philadelphia, Camden NJ Spotlight
PSA: Help Bread & Roses Community Fund Gauge Public Reaction To Insane-O Public School Cuts Philebrity
My visit to Philadelphia Diane Ravitch's blog
"Grow Up and Deal With It" City School Stories

Public education as a human right The Notebook blog
In her first post, Nijmie Dzurinko lays out a human rights approach to talking about education.

City controller blasts Philly school district accounting WHYY/NewsWorks
Alan Butkovitz told City Council of his concerns about District finances and the feasibility of implementing Actual Value Initiative property assessments.

Discuss the budget and transformation plan The Notebook blog
The District will hold six public meetings to discuss the budget and the plan throughout May.

Penn vice dean resigns after lack of doctorate uncovered The Inquirer
Doug E. Lynch was an administrator in the Graduate School of Education and worked with programs like Teach for America.

See also: GSE vice dean resigns amid false degree claims The Daily Pennsylvanian

Prominent Slate of Public School Officials to Participate in 2012 School Choice Policy Summit PR NewsWire

Saying Sorry Building a (great) School blog

State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition

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