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Notes from the news, July 25

notes from the news imagePhilly charter-school mogul and four aides indicted in fraud Inquirer
June Brown, a charter founder and former District employee, and four of her administrators have been charged with defrauding three charter schools of more than $6.5 million.

See also: Charter founder June Brown charged with fraud Notebook
Former charter school star indicted in alleged $6 million fraud Daily News
Charter School Founder Indicted by Feds NBC10
Philadelphia Charter Founder Charged with Fraud Education Week
Phila. charter schools founder charged in $6.5M fraud Philadelphia Business Journal
Pa. charter school founder charged in $6 million fraud NewsWorks

New Philadelphia schools chief's contract up for approval Daily News
The School Reform Commission is expected to vote on two items at today's action meeting: the District's contract with incoming superintendent William Hite, and another contract that would extend the term for Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen.

Education Reform Dollars are Flowing--Just Not to Our Schools PFT blog
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan says an effective education reform plan requires hard work, collaboration, and financial resources, too much of which, he says, is going toward fueling a pro-charter agenda.

How to become a better math teacher Making the Grade

Deep Knowing and Knowing About Chris Lehmann's Practical Theory Blog

News summary from the Keystone State Education Coalition

Penn Prof Helps Struggling Philadelphia Students Philly Mag

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