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Summer edition happy hour a success!

By Allison Budschalow on May 29, 2012 02:17 PM

The Notebook recently hosted a lively happy hour to celebrate the release of our Summer 2012 print edition. The event was held at the City Tap House in University City and coincided with the Education Writers Association's national conference taking place just blocks away at the University of Pennsylvania.

This was our most well-attended happy hour yet! 

Last Notebook happy hour of the school year

By Allison Budschalow on May 10, 2012 02:22 PM

Please join us for a happy hour on May 18 to celebrate the release of our Summer edition and to welcome colleagues from across the country who will be in town for the Education Writers Association's national conference.

It has been quite a year for public schools in Philadelphia! And in the midst of everything that's going on, seniors will be celebrating their last days of high school and getting ready to graduate. But where will they go? Will having a college education really give them a boost in the current economy? These and many more questions are raised and addressed in the upcoming Summer 2012 print edition of the Notebook.  

The Notebook's April Edition: Read it, share it, and come talk about it!

By Allison Budschalow on Apr 2, 2012 04:43 PM

CartoonReading the stories in our April edition will probably make you want to sit down and talk about the changing landscape of curriculum and the many innovations to lessons that are being created in Philadelphia.

And what better place to do this than in the company of other Notebook readers, members, and fans at our next happy hour this Wednesday?

Next Notebook happy hour: April 4

By Allison Budschalow on Mar 21, 2012 02:41 PM

It's happy hour time again with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook! Please join us for our April edition release from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Dock Street Brewing Co., 701 S. 50th St., at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue. 

There will be drink specials for all of Dock Street's great brews, and one free drink for 2012 Notebook members. Not yet a member of the Notebook? No problem, there's still time to join!

Ed Writers recognize Notebook's reporting

By Allison Budschalow on Mar 19, 2012 03:06 PM

For the second year in a row, the Notebook has garnered an honor from the national Education Writers Association. In this year’s National Awards for Education Reporting, the Notebook has received a special citation for its online coverage of the issue of cheating on standardized tests.

The citation recognizes the work of Notebook reporter Benjamin Herold and contributing editor Dale Mezzacappa, as well as the editing of Notebook editor/director, Paul Socolar, and Chris Satullo, vice president of news and civic dialogue for our partner, WHYY/NewsWorks. The stories on cheating were the first fruit of an innovative arrangement with WHYY that began last July when we brought on Herold as a reporter shared by both organizations.

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