Notes from the news, Aug. 10
by Wendy Harris on Aug 10 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Blackwell, union chief seek school reform hearings Philadelphia Tribune
Concerned about the District's implementation of the proposals outlined in the Boston Consulting Group's report, City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell is calling for a series of public meetings with PFT president Jerry Jordan to discuss and inform parents of the changes.
Award-winning editor joins Notebook board Notebook
Charlotte Hall, who has worked as a top news editor at the Boston Herald-American, Washington Star, and The Record of Hackensack, N.J., will be the first lifelong journalist to serve on the board.
In summer program, students learn about building community Notebook
Asian Americans United runs the summer program, which this year included 50 students from grades 2 through 9.
Reforming School Reform Philadelphia Writing Project's Journal
Matthew Mandel, a literacy teacher at CCA Baldi Middle School, talks about the school reform movement in Pennsylvania, saying that if it were about the children, districts would be awash in resources, schools would be safe, classrooms would not be test-prep factories, and teachers would be held in the highest regard.
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