Notes from the news, Sept. 24
by Wendy Harris on Sep 24 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Scores fall at probed city schools Inquirer
Virtually all of the schools that are being investigated for possible cheating on the PSSAs experienced declines in both reading and math.
See also: Pa. test scores drop; state officials blame past cheating Notebook
Paper: Scores sag at Pa. schools in cheating probe AP via Sacramento Bee
Paper: Test scores drop at Philly schools under investigation for possible cheating The Republic
The hard data: Scores down at every level Notebook
Test scores raise new doubt at Chester charter Inquirer
School District's PSSA Test Scores Drop Daily News
With New Anti-Cheating Procedures, Philadelphia PSSA Test Scores Plummet KYW Newsradio
Philadelphia schools must create own luck Inquirer
Superintendent William Hite says as he starts his tenure that he will keep his focus on the performance, outcomes, hopes and dreams of the students.
Libraries keep learning going after school Inquirer
Every branch of the Free Library offers a free drop-in Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP).
Inquirer Editorial: Digital divide now easier to cross for many Inquirer
Mayor Nutter and Superintendent William Hite helped talk up the second year of Comcast's Internet Essentials program, which links low-income families to Internet service.
See also: Comcast Reminds Low-Income Families About Its Low-Cost Internet Service CBS News
Child abuse awareness may become part of curriculum in Pa. schools WHYY/NewsWorks
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, lawmakers are pushing to bring child abuse awareness into state school lesson plans.
Beneficial Bank to launch 2nd Annual School Challenge Phillyburbs.com
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