Notes from the news, Aug. 27
by Wendy Harris on Aug 26 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
As school starts, no action against Philly principals where cheating is suspected Notebook
The principals of some of the schools where cheating on standardized tests was discovered will remain in their jobs.
Connected educator: Meenoo Rami of #engchat Notebook
Notebook blogger Samuel Reed conducts a Q&A with the National Certified Board teacher and debate coach at Science Leadership Academy. She and Reed will be moderating an online chat tonight.
Opinion: Teachers can be the solution, if they're given the support Inquirer
Nicole Gillespie, director for teaching fellowships at the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation in Moorestown, N.J., says new superintendent William Hite may be able to steer Philadelphia in a new direction by working with teachers instead of against them.
Impact of Philly test cheating will be felt for years WHYY/NewsWorks
Chris Satullo says it's "titanically depressing" that as a result of the apparently widespread cheating on standardized exams in Philadelphia schools, we can't know how much progress the District has really made.
Commentary: Mayor missed the meaning of "public" in public ed Notebook
Helen Gym reflects on the mayor's declaration last week that debates about public vs. private schools are "esoteric" and have little meaning to students.
Pa. touts college savings plan WHYY/NewsWorks
The state Department of Treasury is recoginizing September as "Savings Month" and allowing those without a 529 college savings plan to open one at no cost until Sept. 30.
Temple U. professor gets $4.4M in Naval Research funding Philadelphia Business Journal
School libraries in Pa. coping with diminished resources WHYY/NewsWorks
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