Notes from the news, Nov. 1
Philly district suspends school rating system, seeks fix Notebook
District will hire outside firm to fix the formula used to assess school performance.
See also: District seeks new index to rate school performance Inquirer
Storm forces Phila. district to delay bond sale Inquirer
The $300 million in bonds will be put on the market Tuesday.
Don't Change a Thing! Metropolis
Tom Ferrick concludes that the grassroots effort to come up with an alternative to the consultant-driven school reform blurprint has a PR problem: it can't be perceived as simply defending the status quo.
Chicago Schools Need Radical Change Chicago Tribune via Stand for Children Illinois
Parting thoughts from former Chicago schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard
Moody’s Downgrades PA Higher Ed System, Including Penn State Education News
Teaching the Election in the Final Week: Bellwethers, Unicorns and Attack Ads The Learning Network/NY Times
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