Notes from the news, July 16
Two sentenced in theft from Philadelphia New Media charter school Inquirer
Hugh C. Clark and Ina Walker had used charter funds to prop up other concerns, including a restaurant and a private school.
Two charters to grow; seven more must wait to learn fate Notebook
Inadequate financial information and the long delay in completing and releasing results of the state's cheating investigation were cited in the postponements.
Charter expansions may cost Philadelphia schools $139 million Inquirer
An error was cited for the discrepancy, a full $100 million more than the District had been claiming.
See also: $139 million: Cost of charter expansion so far Notebook
Cyber charter is a magnet for money Inquirer via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state's largest cyber school, visited by federal agents on Thursday, has paid millions to for-profits and nonprofits run by its former executives.
Michael Lerner, 72, educator and union leader Daily News
Michael Lerner, a longtime principal and administrator and retired president of CASA, has died.
Kevin Riordan: Rutgers-Camden's chief sees ties to build on Inquirer
In his day job, Wendell Pritchett navigated some tricky political shoals in South Jersey to keep Rutgers-Camden as part of Rutgers.
Search for Phila. school superintendent was thorough, inclusive Inqurer Opinion
Chamber of Commerce president Rob Wonderling praises the process.
South Philadelphia School To Be Improved CBS Philly
The School Reform Commission promises action after hearing about conditions at Alcorn Elementary.
Swift to Hear; Slow to Speak: A Message to TFA Teachers, Critics, and Education Reformers Huffington Post
Philly native and former Teach for America corps member shares her views with the incoming TFA contingent now training in the city.
Concerns linger on new Pa. teacher evaluations AP via the Mercury
Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’ NY Times
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