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Notes from the news, Aug. 7

By Wendy Harris on Aug 7, 2012 05:49 AM

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Temple's prospective president makes good impression Inquirer
Neil Theobald said that increasing financial aid for students and fund-raising would be among his top priorities as president.

YouthBuild students complete rehab - for LEED platinum Inquirer
More than 125 students from the charter school participated in an 18-month project that involved the total renovation of a Germantown home.

Mark your calendar: Connected Educator Month events Notebook
During the month of August teachers can take advantage of online events and activities designed to help them develop skills that will enhance their personal learning networks.

Steppingstone Scholar program gives students an early opportunity to succeed and the resources to make it last WHYY/NewsWorks
The colllege access organization provides an intense academic program for urban students entering the 4th grade to prepare them for college placement. The program graduated its 12th class in a ceremony Saturday at William Penn Charter School.

When your child doesn't get in Inquirer
Miriam Hill talks about the realities of trying to secure a spot for your child in a Philadelphia kindergarten or grade school classroom.

Pa. school reverses course on HIV-positive student AP via Fox29
The Milton Hershey School, which serves lower-income and socially disadvantaged students, had denied admission to a Philadelphia-area rising 9th grader, but has now agreed to accept his application.

More details emerging on PA’s new EITC 2.0 program funding private and religious schools with diverted tax dollars Keystone State Education Coalition


Santa Fe Public Schools' incoming super maps out first 100 days Santa Fe New Mexican
Joel Boyd is the new superintendent in Sante Fe, and former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman is on his transition team.

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Comments (5)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 7, 2012 4:11 pm

Joel boyd selects Arlene Ackerman as special consultant in sante fe? are you kidding me????? especially since he worked under her in philly. good ol boy network sttikes again.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 7, 2012 10:14 pm

Ackerman brought Joel Boyd to Philly. What is just as shocking is that any school district would hire him as superintendent. He knew nothing in Philly - was moved from job to job - and will know nothing in Santa Fe. Ackerman is icing on the cake! She is again adding to her coffers. Santa Fe's Board must also not have checked her track record in DC, San Francisco, and Philly.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 8, 2012 10:50 am

First, I'll say it again LOUDLY ... he's not going to succeed. I've lived there and his initial comments about poverty and the ELL population show his ignorance. Second, to have Queen Arlene on his team ... how do you think he got the job in the first place? Her son lives in ABQ and that's where she relocated. Probably a little phone call up nort

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 9, 2012 1:59 am

Unbelievable!!! THIS is the problem with education, the same crooked administrators moving from district to district, raking in the big bucks, and screwing up everything along the way.

I love how he is going to meet with everyone except I didn't see him mention the teachers! How surprising.....

Santa Fe....hang on.

Submitted by mike (not verified) on November 9, 2012 10:55 pm
We are varely hanging on! Help us.

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