Notes from the news, July 5
Hite looking to implement, not rethink, plan to overhaul Philly schools The Notebook blog
In an interview, incoming superintendent William Hite discussed his plans for his new position.
Money Talks: And when Jeremy Nowak is paying, Philly schools have to listen. City Paper
Jeremy Nowak is the new leader of the William Penn Foundation, which funds the Notebook and numerous other education nonprofits and efforts.
The '20% less' solution is the problem, not the answer The Notebook blog
Public interest lawyer Michael Churchill debunks some frequent misconceptions about the District's budget.
See also: The Good and The Bad: recap of budget and other activities Education Voters PA blog
Education tax credits a good idea, but at what cost? Daily News (opinion)
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit program got additional funding in state budget.
See also: Deus ex Machina Metropolis
Chester Upland School District settles two lawsuits against state Department of Education The Inquirer
The settlements involve the state paying some of the district's debts.
Cyber charter school may call it quits Daily News
Death by elective The Sustainability Workshop blog
Trauma and Sanctuary Making the Grade blog
State news roundup Keystone State Education Coalition
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