Notes from the news, Aug. 24
by Wendy Harris on Aug 24 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Philadelphia School Partnership halfway to $100 million goal for schools Inquirer
The group has commitments of $51.9 million from area foundations, corporations, and individuals, putting PSP at more than halfway to its goal of raising $100 million to support "great" schools.
See also: Education group making quick progress in fundraising goal Daily News
Partnership has raised more than $50 million to give to 'great' schools Notebook
Local Group Halfway To Raising $100 Million For Philadelphia Schools KYW Newsradio
Philadelphia School Partnership announces $51.9M in grants Philadelphia Business Journal
Groups Ask Districts to Stop Using Out-of-School Suspensions Education Week via Notebook
Last week, the School District of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission voted on a revised student code of conduct; groups across the country, backed by the AFT, are asking districts for changes.
Enhancing the Notebook-WHYY partnership Notebook
The partnership, which launched in 2010, will allow both organizations to continue covering local education news and breaking critical stories like the cheating scandal in 53 Philadelphia schools.
Inquirer Editorial: Privatization may not be parochial schools' savior Inquirer
The archdiocese should look at lessons learned from Philadelphia and other public school systems that used privatization as an approach to improving institutions.
School year begins for a Philadelphia Mastery School 6ABC
Grover Cleveland Elementary has received a major overhaul from Mastery Charter Schools, making opening day a great one for students, teachers, and parents.
Cheating, Inc. Metropolis
Tom Ferrick reviews several instances of cheating throughout Philadelphia, starting with a look back at the impropriety that occurred under Superintendent Michael Marcase. He concludes the District is "immersed in a culture of fraud and deceit that is long-standing and widespread."
Trunk parties help college-bound students prepare for dorm life Inquirer
The parties are good-bye gatherings to which participants bring such things as towels, irons, desk lamps, notebooks, and other items that will help students make the transition from home to college.
Delaware Valley High School relocating to Reading The Mercury
The school will not return to its location at the old Coventry Christian School building, but an attorney representing DVHS said it will continue operations at a Reading District site.
A Parent’s Letter to Frank Bruni of the New York Times Diane Ravitch's blog
What's New at Roxborough High School? Roxborough-Manayunk Patch
Area singer/writer aiming to prevent school dropouts chestnuthilllocal.com
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