Notes from the news, June 8
by Erika Owens on Jun 08 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
BCG documents show far-reaching proposal to overhaul District The Notebook blog
Documents show the Boston Consulting Group's planned proposal and description of how their past work has made them qualified to advise the District.
SRC push for more power over unions riles legislators The Inquirer
School Reform Commission members were in Harrisburg earlier this week to push for broader powers to cancel union contracts but had not reached out to Philadelphia-area legislators first.
Philly City Council backs two tax plans The Inquirer
The plans would give $85 million in additional funding to the schools.
See also: Split Council Gives Initial ‘OK’ To Property Tax Plan; Budget Talks Continue CBS Philly
Philadelphia moves bills through council committee, but budget still in flux WHYY/NewsWorks
AVI and the $94 Million Switcheroo The Naked City blog
Former Olney West lost $4.4M following charter conversion The Notebook blog
The school had received funds as part of a Department of Labor grant program to "persistently dangerous" schools.
As Pa. budget deadline nears, GOP legislators vow action on thorny school issues The Inquirer
Bills being discussed cover topics including charter reform, EITC, and special education.
A national view of the Notebook highlights need to support our work The Notebook blog
Notebook board member Nina Moreno writes about the importance of the Notebook nationally and how you can help support us by participating in our June 12 event.
See also: OUT & ABOUT: The Best School Newspaper Ever The Public Record
Ex-offenders cry foul on Pa. law disqualifying more felons from working in schools WHYY/NewsWorks
A new state law permanently disqualifies people with records for more offenses from working in schools.
Central High makes Newsweek’s best schools list The Philadelphia Tribune
Letters: Masch did his job — now it's time do ours The Daily News (opinion)
School Field Trip Gone Bad Fox 29
First Lady Obama Writes Absence Note for Local 1st Grader NBC 10 Philadelphia
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