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Notes from the news, Nov. 1

By the Notebook on Nov 1, 2012 07:06 AM

notes from the news imagePhilly 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

After release of District's org chart, questions still remain Notebook

School superintendent to Thomas Friedman: Why you are wrong about Race to the Top Washington Post

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition


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