Darrell Clarke’s School District Power Play. Philly Mag
Back 2 School Extravaganza at Malcolm X Park this Sunday. West Philly Local
Governor needs to answer our compromise budget. Lancaster Online
When Luis Maldonado first heard about the HVAC & Refrigeration Technology CTE program at Edison High School, he was simply passing his lunchtime with a friend who was already in the class.
“For lunch we’d hang out in the shop and he’d teach me what Mr. Zimak had taught him,” Maldonado recalled.
This preview of the HVAC coursework led Maldonado to visiting CTE teacher James Zimak’s shop regularly. At the time, he thought CTE courses were a graduation requirement, so he signed up for Zimak’s class.
The 100th anniversary party may have been held in West Philadelphia, but there was no question that the grand ballroom was bursting with Germantown High School pride.
On Saturday night, a black bear — the shuttered school's mascot — welcomed nearly 300 alumni as they celebrated their alma mater's centennial.
In a bankrupt Pa. school district, teachers plan to work for free. Washington Post
It was Andrea Seitchik, a George Washington High School Career and Technical Education teacher, who first approached Dylan Henry about taking CTE classes.
As a 10th grader, Henry decided to give Seitchik’s Sports Marketing and Management program a try. He said he liked the first class, an introduction to the program.
“It made it seem like we were actually managing a business,” he said.
A look at career and technical education. Notebook
Wolf hasn't lost the war. Inquirer
Scholar Academies operates one the highest-performing charter schools in Philadelphia, Young Scholars Charter School.
So when the Philadelphia School District gave the organization the keys to one of its own chronically struggling schools in 2010 through the Renaissance initiative, it expected to see significant improvement.
But five years after the transfer, the school has changed hands once again.
The Notebook’s fall guide to high schools comes out next week -- on Friday, Sept. 4. As usual, the guide will include profiles of District and charter high schools (88 in total), as well as data on how students are performing in District and charter schools.
For the first time, we have focused our attention on career and technical education programs and prepared a special package of stories exploring CTE in the District.
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Delaware County Judge Chad Kenney rejected the key piece of Gov. Wolf's plan to rescue the troubled Chester Upland School District on Tuesday: slashing payments to charter schools for their special education students.
In a 13-page opinion, Kenney wrote that the two days of hearings showed that the state-mandated funding formula sends to Chester charters far more money than they need or use to educate these students.
Pa. budget talks stall, veto override fails. NewsWorks
Parents meet new Cook-Wissahickon Elementary principal. Roxborough Review
Jasmine was one of my favorites.
She was one of the shortest, scrawniest children in our 2nd-grade classroom. Maybe 45 pounds with her coat on. Her tattered backpack seemed as big as she was. Somehow the tiniest children can hold the most energy, the most emotion, and somehow they manage to get the most compassion from me.
When you peek in our classroom, you may see Jasmine stealthily surveying the classroom for the child most likely to respond the most spiritedly when she gives them the finger, or when she gives them a freshly sharpened pencil in the side of the head perfectly thrown from 20 feet away.
The Philadelphia School District’s career and technical education (CTE) programs give students an opportunity to choose a career path that best matches their interests and talents, while gaining hands-on training in high school. Many students who have participated in one of the District’s 41 CTE programs have transitioned to post-secondary institutions – college, university, or technical school -- and some have also gotten jobs in their chosen fields right out of high school.
The Notebook asked several graduates from a District CTE program how their participation shaped their interests and lives. We interviewed students from a variety of programs, from culinary arts to computer systems networking to autobody collision repair.
Several profiles will appear in our upcoming Fall Guide to High Schools, due out Sept. 4, and over the next few weeks, we will preview some of these students’ stories online. Our fourth profile is of Sandy Matczak, a 2009 graduate of Mastbaum's Health-Related Technologies program.
Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Chad Kenney is hearing arguments on a state-led plan to fix the Chester Upland School District's long-standing budget woes.
Without the plan, according to Gov. Wolf and other proponents, the district will not have enough money to operate for full school year and may not open on Sept. 2.
One teacher on why this forthcoming makerspace is wrong for South Philly. Technically Philly
School Funding Case Before Justices May Have Wide Impact. Legal Intelligencer