Summer Supplement and Summer Hotline to help students navigate the college admissions process. University City Review
PSSA scores dive as tests get harder. Morning Call
In the Senate, another defeat for school vouchers. Washington Post
Auditing a school’s lunch program is not a standard initiative for teenagers. Yet students from Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture & Design (CHAD) became auditors for 10 weeks.
“It took a lot of hard work, but it was a great opportunity,” said De’ Juan Newton, an 11th grader at CHAD who played a large role in the project.
The Philadelphia Student Union has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to finance new office space.
In April, the youth advocacy group was evicted from its offices in University City.
Allan Domb wants to collect all the taxes, and he thinks New York can show Philadelphia how to do it.
KIPP advocates, aligns with NAACP. Tribune
Letters: Hype over Hite makes no sense. Daily News
For too long, Pa. has failed too many students. Philly.com
State's demon property tax remains elusive. Daily News
The number of Pennsylvania students who scored "proficient" or "advanced" on state standardized tests in 2014-15 fell precipitously compared with the previous year.
And it marks a fourth straight year of test score declines.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education confirms the drop, but will not provide specifics – citing the need to finalize data.
Sarah Martinez-Helfman, who has led the Eagles Youth Partnership for 20 years, was named Tuesday to be the new president of the Samuel S. Fels Fund, an 80-year-old city philanthropy that awards grants and seeks to promote positive social change.
Last week, nearly 700 Philadelphia K-3 teachers proved their commitment to improving their students’ literacy.
They attended a weeklong institute at Martin Luther King High School and gathered teaching methods and resources for their classrooms.
A top Republican lawmaker suggested Monday that Pennsylvania may need a short-term budget as a compromise on a full spending plan proves elusive.
"The Senate Republicans [and] the House Republicans don't want to see services for the most vulnerable in the commonwealth ... held up," said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) as he emerged from a private meeting with Gov. Wolf, a Democrat.
Dickey also leaving Philly? Notebook
Editorial: To their tax credit ... Daily News
The calamity of the disappearing school libraries. The Conversation
It looks like another member of Superintendent William Hite's leadership team is leaving the Philadelphia School District.
A newspaper in the Atlanta area is reporting that Donyall Dickey, who has been the District's chief academic support officer for barely a year, is headed for a job as chief schools officer in the Atlanta district.
Finding fun and inexpensive ways to spend the summer doesn’t have to be a hassle. Family-friendly events and activities that can keep kids active and mentally stimulated are happening all around Philadelphia.
Pay price to educate. Inquirer
Books about awesome female athletes. Notebook
The sky won't fall if we raise revenue to invest in education. Third and State
America, 1; City Council 0. Daily News
Sen. Casey pushes for funding for early education. York Dispatch
In budget impasse, taxes still the issue. Inquirer
Literacy expert Nell Duke has said that teaching children to read is like rocket science.
She brought that message to Philadelphia on Tuesday, when she addressed key players in the city’s READ! by 4th campaign, a collaboration of educators, organizations, and businesses dedicated to having all 4th graders proficient in reading by 2020.
“Teaching children to read by 4th grade is a formidable task more akin to cardiac surgery than it is akin to what many people think of as an easy, playful task,” said Duke.
Democratic Gov. Wolf of Pennsylvania isn't ruling out a switch to 401(k)-style retirement plans for future state and school employees.