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Pitching you the news

Submitted by Gustavo Martínez on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 15:15 | Permalink

Recently, Notebook reporter Benjamin Herold reached out to the Spot.Us community to help fund the coverage of the West Philadelphia High School turnaround saga.

You, mis amigos, are very familiar with the fine work Ben produces here in this space. His stories dig deep and help the public understand what is happening at West and with the Renaissance Schools process. And that is the kind of work the Spot.Us community helps fund.

Yet, you might not be familiar with our friends at Spot.Us.

ACTION United: Where's the money... and the teachers?

Submitted by Gustavo Martínez on Thu, 12/09/2010 - 20:54 | Permalink

About a 100 people gathered Tuesday night to discuss the findings of an ACTION United report that found that "the highest poverty schools have the least experienced teachers."

DREAM Act alive! Don't believe NPR hype!

Submitted by Gustavo Martínez on Thu, 12/09/2010 - 16:10 Posted in Social justice in education | Permalink

It’s been a couple of nail-biting days for the DREAM Act. Just after a prolonged session yesterday in the House of Representatives, the bill survived, passed, and was sent to the Senate where it remains right now despite several media reports that earlier indicated the DREAM Act was “likely dead.”

An uncertain, volatile DREAM

Submitted by Gustavo Martínez on Wed, 11/24/2010 - 18:11 | Permalink

There is nothing certain about the future of the DREAM Act.

The only thing we know right now is that there is a high possibility it could be voted on next week, before the lame duck Congress adjourns and gives way to a Republican-led House and larger conservative presence in the Senate.

Dems want vote on DREAM Act next week

Submitted by Gustavo Martínez on Fri, 11/12/2010 - 16:17 Posted in Social justice in education | Permalink

After September's failed attempt at a vote in the Senate, the DREAM Act could see another chance as soon as next week, according to Politico:



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