Notes from the news, Aug. 23
by Wendy Harris on Aug 22 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Philadelphia School District severs ties with Delaware Valley High School Inquirer
District spokesperson Fernando Gallard said due to "business reasons" the School District of Philadelphia will sever its ties with the for-profit provider of alternative education programs which served the city's students for nearly 10 years.
See also: The final blow? District cuts ties with disciplinary school in East Falls Notebook
Fattah highlights think-tank report showing fewer dollars spent on students of color Notebook
The report's author, Ary Spatig-Amerikaner, found that schools where 90 percent of the students are White spend $733 more per student than schools where 90 percent of the students are of color.
Opinion: A better code of conduct for Philly students Daily News
The revision of "zero tolerance" should not be interpreted as the District having a greater tolerance for bad behavior, but rather acknowleding that there are a wide range of behaviors and not all should be criminalized.
Concerns over school choice advocate taking charge of Chester's struggling schools Daily News
Activists say that Gov. Corbett's pick of the Rev. Joe Watkins to serve as Chester's chief recovery officer proves that the administration is accelerating its push to privatize education in the state and benefit charter schools at the expense of traditional public schools.
V For Veg: Schools are closing the book on 'mystery meat' & its ilk Daily News
Districts nationwide are making big changes to their school lunch programs, including the School District of Philadelphia, which is now in the fith year of its farm-to-school partnership with The Food Trust and Fair Food. The program will expand to 32 schools.
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