There’s a lot of color in Scott Fry’s life.
He’s the manager of network operations at the School District of Philadelphia, one of the country’s biggest school districts. And for all the budget battles and bureaucratic blockades, somebody has to keep the servers running, the Internet connected, and administrative IT services in place.
SRC proposes $2.89 billion budget. Daily News
Here’s what it takes to run the Philadelphia School District’s IT network. Technically Philly
District hosting first STEM Saturday academies. Daily News
NICE leads charge for an education-minded mayor. South Philly Review
School districts across Pennsylvania have consistently made budget cuts for the last five years, and Gov. Wolf is challenging them to find more.
Building a tech culture. Notebook
Four schools nab $375K in PSP grants. NewsWorks
School technology: What to look for. Notebook
When Colleges Hurt Kids. Practical Theory
For the first time, the Notebook focused an edition on education technology.
Our main findings: Some Philadelphia schools have pioneered technology use in several ways. But its overall use is spotty, often dependent on school leadership, teacher training and buy-in, and overall District stability.
Philadelphia School Partnership is awarding a total of $375,000 in grants to three Philadelphia District schools and one Catholic school.
Upping the ante for City Hall. Inquirer
Student sets out to analyze high-stakes testing. Philadelphia Student Union
Considering that education sits atop voter-issue lists going into the May 19 primaries, it's no surprise that most of the announced Democratic candidates for mayor will attend tonight's public forum at the G.W. Childs School, 16th and Wharton Streets.
Marketing and fundraising. These are just two things that the newly minted Friends of Neighborhood Public Education wants to do on behalf of Philadelphia's neighborhood schools, which sometimes get a bad rap.
The fund for the School District of Philadelphia announces first president and CEO. Philanthropy Network
Upping the ante for City Hall. Daily News
As market surges, schools struggle to find the best tech products. Hechinger Report
This is the second in a series of reports on one Philadelphia couple's search for a school for their son. [Read part one.]
Chris and Jennifer Byiers are sitting inside the warm living room of Anthony and Jennifer Aiello on a blustery February night. They are surrounded by framed drawings and a sparkly robot made out of recyclable tissue boxes and paper towel rolls.
At the risk of being the fool who rushes in where angels fear to tread, I am astonished by the great consternation around the question of how to assess the effectiveness of behavioral health services for students. After all, these services have been provided for long enough that we ought to know what works and what assessment criteria and protocols have been agreed on.
Or are we just pursuing the strategy of ready, fire, aim?