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Notes from the news, Dec. 13

by thenotebook on Dec 13 2013 Posted in Notes from the news

Bar association chancellor-elect puts public education on agendaInquirer

​Jury deliberations begin in charter school fraud trial. Tribune

Philly ranks high among districts with biggest share of charter students. Notebook

What makes schools safe? Add your voice to the dialogue. NewsWorks

Students to lead discussion at Monday’s SRC meeting. Notebook

Imhotep: A powerhouse emerges. Inquirer

School rooftops become solar farms under company's plan. NewsWorks

Schools, synangogue try to stop Center City casino. Daily News

Downingtown school, Central High rank highest in state performance scores. Inquirer

Schools Use Web Tools, and Data Is Seen at Risk. NY Times

How America Is Failing Its Kids. POLITICO

News summary from Keystone State Education Coalition

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Comments (5)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:54.

I got a postcard from PFT inviting me to a TBA contract ratification meeting yesterday. When I asked my building rep about it he didn't know there was any news on a deal. Unlike reps from other schools I previously taught in he rarely keeps us up to date on any PFT related maters and rarely has answers to any related questions. Has anyone heard more about the contract status or if a deal is close to warrant these postcards?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:02.

They had sent one out a while ago that was never used. Probably just want to make sure people haven't lost their cards in case a new meeting pops up since it's been so long since they mailed out the last non-used postcard.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 19:17.

there is also an update on negotiations on the PFT website, sign in under the "Members Only" section.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 22:09.

The PFT building reps are not informed at all from the leadership at the PFT so they are keep in the dark-just like members are about anything.

The officers at the PFT are so unresponsive to any member and building reps needs.Their way to deal with it is just ignore both.

Email Jordan and Kempin (VP) and ask him whatis going on?
The PFT leaders are probably going shove a lame contract down the members throats before Chritmas thinking they will be too preoccupied to know the difference.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 02:24.

Bull! Building Reps are required to attend monthly meetings with PFT officers and have the home phone numbers and emails of their PFT Regional Staffer. If Building Reps are not informed, then it's their fault for lack of effort and they should be voted out of that position. Once again, PFT members in the schools have individual responsibilities to make an effort to stay informed. If your Building Rep is claiming they are not told anything--they are lying to your face and should be voted out!

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