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Notes from the news, July 20

By Wendy Harris on Jul 20, 2012 06:38 AM

notes from the news imagePhiladelphia School Partnership gives out $3.8 million in grants to four schools Notebook
The organization is working to support public and private schools with funds to help create more "high-performing" seats in the city. 

See also: Nonprofit offers $3.8 million in grants for effective schools Inquirer

Philly archdiocese names dual school superintendents Inquirer
Carol Cary, who oversaw curriculum, professional development, and instruction will lead the archiocese's 17 high schools, and Jacqueline Coccia, who ran elementary education, will preside over the 123 elementary schools.

See also: Archdiocese names 2 women to head parochial schools Daily News

Area schools, non-profits get $6.5M in funding The Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia-area organizations were among many state entities that received millions in funding as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Challenge Grant.

Hope for program focused on new immigrant students Notebook
Many were concerned that the District's consolidation of its Newcomer Learning Academies at one site would promote segregation and racism. But fears have eased now that independent evaluations of the program indicate that the immigrant students it serves are doing well. 

Annette John-Hall: Lessons in diversity for aspiring teachers Inquirer
The columnist talks with four students who participated in the Simpson-Temple Cultural Exchange Program, a project designed to help teachers instruct in classrooms outside of their cultural comfort zones.

Temple ceremony honors students who achieved success despite long odds Inquirer
The 22nd annual State Representative Awards Ceremony honored 35 students who persevered in their education despite struggles.

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