Pre-K researchers can’t get past the third grade. Hechinger Report
State budget stalemate Day 107:
Budget reality and new revenue possible in coming weeks? The PLS Reporter
Updated with information on Scott Gordon interview
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has awarded Mastery Charter Schools a $9.6 million federal grant with the goal of opening 12 new schools over the next five years as a part of the department’s Replication and Expansion for High-Quality Charter Schools program.
The Notebook will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend when an estimated 8,000 parents and students will flood the venue for the annual High School Fair.
We will be handing out copies of our Fall Guide to High Schools, which contains profiles of 88 high schools, both District and charter. We’re looking for volunteers on Saturday to help us hand out the guides.
If you can volunteer one or more hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, please contact Lauren Wiley by email or by phone at 215-839-0082 ext. 106. The Notebook could use your help!
Editorial: Hard way to learn. Inquirer
Parents Support Testing, but Think There's Too Much. U.S. News & World Report
State budget stalemate Day 106:
Wolf: 'I can't cave' in budget fight. Inquirer
Show explores how state funding affects schools Centre Daily Times
Pennsylvania budget talks are set to resume Wednesday. Patriot News
A series of events and panel discussions on the history of African Americans and schooling in Philadelphia are taking place this month, including a conference this Thursday through Saturday On "The Institute for Colored Youth and the Ongoing Struggle for Education."
The ICY, founded in Philadelphia in 1837, is now Cheyney University.
More than 200 people packed a Center City auditorium Monday night for a tame, wide-ranging mayoral debate between Democrat Jim Kenney and Republican Melissa Murray Bailey.
As it has throughout this election season, education dominated the hourlong event at WHYY.
Rating schools on more than test scores. Daily News
Some hesitation with SPR report. Daily News
Charter school teaches "whole student". Daily News
School selection deadline is Nov. 13. Daily News
Literacy program opens location by Main Campus. Temple News
School District Mishandles New Act 153 Background Check Law. Chalk and Talk
Editorial: Diversity makes us better. Inquirer
There’s finally federal data on low-income college graduation rates—but it’s wrong. The Hechinger Report
ThinkFest Preview: Michael Nutter Looks Back On His Eight Years In Office. Philadelphia Magazine
When Philadelphia Students Boycotted School and Why They Did It. The Good Men Project
On a normal day, they’d be tutoring.
But Pamela Roy and her colleagues waved students away when the children tried to come into Room 202 during teacher lunchtime at Thomas Mifflin Elementary School in East Falls on Thursday.
Education scholars continue to churn out best practices for literacy instruction, but these practices slowly, if ever, make their way to the hands of educators in the classroom.
This grim circumstance is connected to the 56 percent of Philadelphia 4th graders who scored below basic in reading on the 2013 National Assessment for Educational Progress. Sixty percent of these students were African American.
The Notebook has launched its search for a new publisher – advertising the position, which it hopes to fill by the end of 2015.
Paul Socolar, Notebook co-founder in 1994 and editor/publisher since 1999, announced earlier this year that he will be stepping down to pursue other opportunities once a new organizational leader is hired and in place.
Earlier this week, City Council and the School District signed a pact that ushers in a new period of openness between the two entities, whose relationship has strained in the recent era of financial austerity.
The "intergovernmental cooperation agreement," which lasts through June 30, 2017, establishes four terms for increased cooperation, information-sharing, and regular input from Council, which feels it has stepped up to make up for state funding shortfalls without getting enough respect or information from the District.
All in – to support young readers. Notebook
Pa. House rejects Wolf budget plan. Inquirer
More than 100 Philadelphia School District high school students cut classes Thursday morning to protest a lack of resources in their classrooms.
Students first took to the streets outside of their respective schools – mainly the city’s magnet options – in an attempt to convince classmates to join them.