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Going beyond the multiple-choice test

By by Connie Langland on Dec 4, 2012 04:16 PM

While high-stakes testing continues unabated, educators skeptical of the annual assessments are not just experimenting, but making headway in finding better ways to evaluate – and improve – student learning and whole-school performance.

Investigations at 53 schools continue without resolution

By by Dale Mezzacappa on Nov 26, 2012 03:11 PM

Pennsylvania’s investigation of possible cheating on state tests in Philadelphia is entering its second year with no results announced and with little information about its scope and depth.

So far, no area educators or school officials have been publicly charged with wrongdoing. Both the School District of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE) have vowed to take disciplinary action, but those actions can take place behind closed doors.

Test security: Philadelphia gets strictest treatment

By by Paul Jablow on Nov 21, 2012 02:06 PM

Heightened security measures are expected to again be in force throughout the School District of Philadelphia when state standardized tests are administered next spring. Changes are unlikely at least until current cheating investigations are brought to a close, according to Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) spokesman Tim Eller.

Seguridad en los exámenes: las medidas más estrictas para Filadelfia

By por Paul Jablow on Nov 21, 2012 01:20 PM

Una vez más se esperan medidas de seguridad estrictas en todo el Distrito

Escolar cuando se administren los exámenes estandarizados la próxima primavera. Lo más probable es que no haya cambios al menos hasta se cierren que las investigaciones actuales de trampa, según dijo Tim Eller, portavoz del Departamento de Educación de Pensilvania (PDE). 

Acciones prohibidas durante el examen

By the Notebook on Nov 21, 2012 01:30 PM

Esta es una lista del Departamento de Educación de Pensilvania de lo que los maestros, administradores del examen y funcionarios escolares no pueden hacer.


1) Ayudar a los estudiantes más allá de alentarlos y darles instrucciones generales. A los estudiantes de educación especial se le puede dar cierta ayuda adicional de conformidad con su IEP.

2) Dejar a un estudiante solo en cualquier momento durante el examen.

Coalición reúne opiniones de la comunidad sobre planes de reforma

By por Charlotte Pope on Nov 21, 2012 01:40 PM

Este otoño los defensores de la educación trabajaron para asegurar que se tomara en cuenta la opinión de la comunidad en la discusión sobre el futuro de las escuelas de Filadelfia: la Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools (PCAPS) llevó a cabo dos foros y circuló una encuesta dirigida a padres, educadores, estudiantes y otros que apoyan la educación pública. 

JUNTOS ayuda estudiantes a conseguir estatus de Acción Diferida

By por Kofi Biney on Nov 21, 2012 01:43 PM

En junio, la administración Obama implantó el programa Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (conocido como DACA, por sus siglas en inglés), el cual les da a ciertos menores indocumentados la oportunidad de obtener protección contra la deportación y un permiso de dos años para trabajar en Estados Unidos.  Ahora, la organización JUNTOS (que respalda y alienta a los inmigrantes en Filadelfia) está ayudando a los estudiantes a obtener estatus de Deferred Action (acción diferida).

Reaching out in print and online

By by Wendy Harris on Nov 21, 2012 01:12 PM

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. 

Clemente celebrates its new fitness center

By the Notebook on Nov 21, 2012 01:50 PM

 

Students at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Hunting Park try out equipment in their new state-of-the-art fitness center. In May, the school was named a “National Champion” for its efforts in encouraging physical fitness innovation and healthy living standards among their students. Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, visited the school in September to help students and staff celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and test drive of their new $100,000 Live Positively Center. 

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