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Notes from the news, Aug. 29

by Wendy Harris on Aug 29 2012 Posted in Notes from the news

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Marc Lamont Hill: Black America needs to take responsibility Daily News
Hill says African Americans must join and build organizations, and change the rules and logic of the day if they are to improve their lives socially, politically, and academically.

African-American Males in Policy Spotlight Education Week
The Council of Great City Schools and the U.S. Department of Education co-hosted a daylong national summit to highlight solutions to Black boys' high drop out and suspension rates, low grades and test scores, and low college-going and completion rates.

Commentary: Making sense of what's happening in the School District Notebook
Guest blogger James M. "Torch" Lytle discusses changes in the Philadelphia school landscape.

EdReform Impossible Philly Teacher
A teacher says what's being offered is not true school choice and asks what happens to our urban school system when every school is a KIPP or Mastery Charter school.

News Summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

N.J. Teachers, Principals Suspended in Cheating Scandal NBC4

Parents, Students Get A Lesson In Bus Safety CBS Philly

Buying back to school uniforms 6ABC
 

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