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Notes from the news, Sept. 14

By Wendy Harris on Sep 14, 2012 09:10 AM

notes from the news imagePhiladelphia Archdiocese school manager sets growth goal Inquirer
Faith in the Future announced plans to increase enrollment at its campuses by 4,000, an initiative aided in part by a new school-choice scholarship program.

Annette John-Hall: Book helps show a true picture of young African American males Inquirer
Eight middle schoolers at Gesu School in North Philadelphia are changing the perception of African American males with their new book, Listen to Our Voices.

Big crowd for Home & School kickoff Notebook
PFT president Jerry Jordan, Superintendent William Hite, and SRC Chairman Pedro Ramos served as panelists at the meeting, and Mayor Nutter spoke in an unscheduled appearance.

Area schools named to national excellence list Philadelphia Tribune
Though no schools in the School District of Philadelphia made the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools list, eight schools throughout the state were among the 269 elite schools chosen.

Corbett, Philly archbishop laud program funding scholarships for the poor WHYY/NewsWorks
At a Catholic high school in Drexel Hill, the governor and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput promoted the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program, which gives tax write-offs to businesses that donate to scholarship funds.

News Summary for Keystone State Education Coalition

Campus Philly College Day set for Sept. 29 phillyburbs.com

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