Notes from the news, Sept. 13
by Wendy Harris on Sep 13 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Delaware Valley High School, former teachers reach accord Inquirer
Three instructors who were laid off by the Philadelphia education firm have reached a settlement with the company, but documents did not provide details about the amount of compensation.
Hite's expectations for classrooms: Rigor, engagement, problem-solving Notebook
In an excerpt from an interview with reporter Benjamin Herold, incoming Superintendent William Hite talks about the importance of engaging students in activities that matter to them.
A Chicago Teacher: Why I Am Striking Diane Ravitch's blog
A teacher in one of the city's most impoverished schools talks candidly about the scope of work teachers take on to educate their students, saying "we are not rewarded for the true value that we add to our students' lives".
Boy, mom get $700,000 in AIDS discrimination case against Pa. school tied to Hershey candy co. AP via Washington Post
The AIDS Law Project of Philadelphia and the Milton Hershey School announced Wednesday that the private boarding school that denied enrollment to a 14-year-old student because he is HIV-positive must also pay $15,000 in civil penalities and provide HIV training for students and staff.
ASAP debuts annual directory of afterschool programs Notebook
After School Activities Partnerships has distributed its annual directory of afterschool programs as a supplement to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Failed reality show ignites a passion for education Inquirer
Actor Tony Danza, who starred in a reality show about his teaching at Northeast High School, has now become somewhat of an school activist, speaking out against budget cuts at education forums in Philadelphia and setting up scholarships for graduating seniors.
When teachers get taught...a lesson on judgement The Snapper: Millersville University
Green Tree School Set to Break Ground Mt. Airy Patch
Penn Band teams with Netter Center to bring instruments to Lea Elementary The Daily Pennsylvanian
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