Notes from the news, Aug. 14
by Wendy Harris on Aug 14 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
New superintendent Hite outlines plans for school safety Daily News
The incoming superintendent spoke before 500 Philadelphia principals and assistant principals, saying that "zero tolerance" is about prevention rather than punishment.
See also: Hite tells safety summit: Prevention, not punishment, is key to good school climate Notebook
Philadelphia Public School Principals Get Cram Session on School Safety KYW Newsradio
School summit focuses on violence prevention Inquirer
School Food Laws Help Kids Battle Obesity, Three-Year Study Finds CBS Philly
The report is said to be the first national look at the effectiveness of competitive food laws, which regulate food and beverages that compete with school food programs. The study indicates that children living in states with more stringent legislation tend to gain less weight.
SRC Meeting on Student Code of Conduct Resolution Our City Our Schools
Youth United for Change, Philadelphia Student Union, and others will mobilize at Thursday's SRC meeting, where commissioners are expected to vote on a new code of conduct.
The Long Haul Practical Theory
Science Leadership Academy principal Chris Lehmann encourages teachers to continue in their profession.
Back-To-School Tech Tips CBS Philly
Saving Lives v. Changing Lives Practical Theory
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