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Celebrating 16 years of growth

Philadelphia Daily News acknowledges the Notebook as it celebrates its 16th year as an influential Philadelphia publication dedicated to raising awareness on public education issues.

Philly with no newspaper? Notebook is a new model

The New York Times magazine article, "What's a Big City Without a Newspaper?" mentions the Notebook as one of the other news options in Philadelphia. Notebook Editor Paul Socolar is mentioned as "maybe something like the journalist of the future."

Interview with editor, Paul Socolar

Notebook editor Paul Socolar chatted with his alma mater, Haverford College about education.

Notebook gets $200,000 Knight grant

In 2009 the Notebook received a Knight Foundation Information Challenge grant. The Philadelphia Inquirer, a former Knight-Ridder publication, wrote about the Notebook's work.

Notebook congratulated in Inquirer editorial

After reporting on the Notebook's Knight Foundation grant in the Business section, the Editorial section praised the Notebook as an "effective watchdog striving to hold schools and administrators accountable."

Notebook writer Herold wins film award

In 2008 Notebook editorial board member and sports stories writer Benjamin Herold received the Philadelphia Film Festival's SCION best new director award. He directed the documentary "First Person" about six Philadelphia students and their struggles trying to make it to college.

Board member Gym is Citizen of the Year

Notebook leadership board member, blogger, former editor, and co-founder Helen Gym was selected as the Philadelphia Inquirer's Citizen of the Year in 2007. Helen also received an Eddy Award from the Philadelphia Education Fund in 2007.

Notebook editor Socolar honored

Paul Socolar, Notebook editor/director, received the Gimper Award at the Urban Education Fund Gala in 2005.

Notebook contributions in other publications

The Nation reported on Notebook coverage of Community Education Partners.

The New York Times covered a story about suspension of kindergartners that was first reported in the Notebook.

Paul Socolar wrote about Edison Schools for Rethinking Schools magazine.

Rethinking Schools republished an essay originally printed in the Notebook written by an 11-year-old student who was fed up with gay bashing.

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