Notes from the news, Aug. 22
by Wendy Harris on Aug 22 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Philly Catholic high schools to be managed by a private foundation Inquirer
Starting Sept. 1, Faith in the Future Foundation will manage 17 high schools and four special education schools, creating the first independently run Catholic school system in the country.
See also: Faith in plan for Archdiocese's high schools Daily News
List of schools to be managed by foundation Inquirer
Philly Catholic high schools get outside manager AP via The Times Herald
Archdiocese announces independent manager for Bishop McDevitt High School Montgomery Media
Philly archdiocese turns Catholic high school management over to foundation WHYY/Newsworks
Foundation to manage archdiocesan high, special ed schools Phillyburbs.com
H. Edward Hanway: From tenacious CEO to Catholic education champion Inquirer
Statement from Philadelphia Archdiocese on new management of Catholic H.S. The Mercury
Opinion: Charter schools drain much needed funds Inquirer
State Rep. James Roebuck says that Pennsylvania government officials are shortchanging public schools, yet continue to push legislation that promotes and supports charter schools and school privatization.
Some State Colleges Nix Essay For Streamlined Applications KYW Newsradio
Educational consultants say these fast applications could prove beneficial to some students, but hinder others who see the written portion as a way to really tell their story to potential schools.
State 'opportunity scholarships' for private schools not likely to kick in this year Notebook
Program officials and local scholarship organizations say the earliest that any organization will be able to offer the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit is probably January.
Opinion: The injustice schools ignore Inquirer
Christopher Paslay says that although the District should be commended for revising its code of student conduct to include the use of such things as restorative practices and peer mediation, education leaders have yet to say what schools should do with the students who still misbehave after particular services are provided.
Business in Education Making the Grade
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