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Notes from the News, Nov. 29

By the Notebook on Nov 29, 2012 09:33 AM

Nowak out at William Penn Foundation Notebook

See also: William Penn head abruptly leaves post Inquirer

William Penn Foundation ousts outspoken president Jeremy Nowak Daily News

The new “philanthropy”: private agendas vs. public interest Parents United

With deadline looming, a bus tour of schools Daily News

District managers got raises, but school police say they got screwed Daily News

Grant to educate Phila. youths in art of app making Business Journal

National graduation rates released Schools of Thought/CNN

On Bullying, Parents Need to Change the Subject Education News

Confusion lingers over handling of cheating probes at charters Notebook

Deadline for high school applications fast approaching Notebook

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

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Submitted by Annonym. (not verified) on November 29, 2012 9:36 am
Regard "Great Schools" bus tour - According to the Daily News the 20 parents visited 3 schools: Boys Latin Charter, a high school in West Philadelphia, Young Scholars Frederick Douglass in North Philadelphia and Penn Alexander Elementary in West Philadelphia, both K-8 schools. Why is Boys Latin a "great school?" It must be more than its test scores and its cherry picking of students. (Just look at their application process and dismissal rate of students who "don't fit.") Penn Alexander is a joke to visit - even parents within the catchment can't get their children into the school. Young Scholars is another charter with very low reading scores. I'd also like to know how "Great Schools" paid for the tour. Parents were given a lot of perks to participate.

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