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Notes from the news, March 7

By the Notebook on Mar 7, 2013 09:56 AM

It's decision day for 27 Philadelphia schools. Inquirer

The District's plan lacks a clear yield, shows the research of past school closings. Inquirer

For neighborhood elementary schools, a tale of two cities. Notebook

The District posts dozens of answers to questions posed by SRC members. Notebook

What does new data on school attendance patterns say about the District's closure plan? Responses from:

Sandra Dungee Glenn, former SRC chair
Mark Gleason and Mike Wang of the Philadelphia School Partnership
Helen Gym, a co-founder of Parents United for Public Education

A threatened school gets a good reportNotebook

Councilwoman: He's a leader with both brain and heart. Daily News

“Keep Carroll Open!” Students form a human chain to protest closure. Northeast Times

Where is Mayor Nutter's leadership in the school closings debate? Parents United for Public Education

Private money public schools? Supporters: funds needed innovations; critics: not enough transparency. HuffPost

New research looks at the widening diploma gap between rich and poor. Bloomberg

Are socially awkward kids getting shorted by new grading trends? Atlantic

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

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