Sarah Peterson, communications and development associate for YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, is not a native of Philadelphia, but the Los Angeles transplant says she has fallen in love with the city.
Part of the reason is a summer internship she served at the Notebook.
The Notebook has received two honors from the Education Writers Association's National Awards for Education Reporting.
Education reporter Benjamin Herold nabbed the top prize in beat reporting in the medium-sized newsroom category for his work in 2012 at news partner WHYY/NewsWorks and the Notebook. And with an assist from NewsWorks, the Notebook won second prize in the education news outlets category for best topical or series coverage for the summer 2012 "College for a few" package.
Notebook readers can still find the bimonthly print publication at 750 distribution sites throughout the city, including all District and charter schools. But to increase access to the paper, the Notebook has contracted with the delivery company CCN to set up honor boxes at strategic spots on the streets around town.
Picking up copies of the Notebook has gotten easier thanks to a new circulation method that the nonprofit has launched.
In an effort to increase access to the bi-monthly publication, the Notebook has contracted with mail delivery company CCN (formerly Center City News) to set up honor boxes throughout Philadelphia. The Notebook began working with CCN in August to streamline its distribution process and to better coordinate the number of sites at which the Notebook can be found.
The editorial staff of the Notebook wants to offer an explanation of the decision Saturday to disable comments on the Sept. 28 article about Chief Academic Officer Penny Nixon’s leave from the School District. Some readers were upset by seeing comments taken down en masse. We have been accused of censorship.
Today is my last day with the Notebook. I've been tremendously lucky to spend nearly five years here working with incredible folks and getting to learn about education in Philadelphia -- and so much more.
This week, you've relied on the Notebook to keep you up-to-date on developments in the superintendent search.
This month, more than 300 activists, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and city and District officials came together to celebrate our year’s achievements at our Turning the Page for Change event. If you were able to make it to the June 12 event, thank you for attending and supporting us! If you missed it, check out our website for a photo slideshow from the event.
The Notebook community gathered Tuesday night to celebrate our 18th year of independent coverage of Philadelphia public education at our annual Turning the Page for Change event.
More than 300 activists, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and city and District officials joined us as we presented our annual awards to student journalists and celebrated the strong community of dedicated individuals and organizations that work to support quality and equity in Philadelphia schools.
This guest blog post comes from Shanee Garner, co-chair of the June 12 event committee.
Tomorrow, some of Philadelphia’s most thoughtful and concerned citizens will gather to celebrate another year of excellent reporting from the Notebook. True Notebook readers understand that the Notebook’s impact is so much bigger than education news -- it’s community news.
When the Notebook reported that the School District of Philadelphia’s graduation rate finally exceeded the 60 percent mark, it transcended school news. It opened a conversation.