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For coverage of school closings, another first prize for Notebook and NewsWorks

By Wendy Harris on May 21, 2014 11:18 AM
Ben Herold and Dale Mezzacappa

The Notebook and NewsWorks received another honor from the Education Writers Association: first prize in EWA’s National Awards for Education Reporting for their coverage of Philadelphia school closings in 2013.

This marks the second year in a row that the Notebook/NewsWorks partnership garnered a first prize in the competition and the fourth straight year that EWA has honored the Notebook. The awards were presented this weekend at the association's national seminar in Nashville, Tenn.

Report finds sharp contrasts among Asian American communities

By Wendy Harris on Feb 25, 2014 05:38 PM

Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders are two of the fastest-growing racial groups in the Northeast. Although these ethnic groups often share experiences with language barriers, immigration, and discrimination, they sometimes differ significantly in their employment, economic status, and educational attainment.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a national affiliation of four civil rights organizations that promotes equity for underserved communities, recently released a report highlighting the distinctions within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.

WATCH: SRC meeting on ethics report

By Wendy Harris on Feb 18, 2014 05:22 PM


The School Reform Commission will host a Strategy, Policy and Priorities meeting from 6 to 8 tonight. The topic will be ethics. A report on the ethics policies and practices of the School District of Philadelphia will be presented by Michael Davis, general counsel, and Ellen Kaplan, vice president and policy director of the Committee of Seventy.

The report, which was actually finished in 2012, makes recommendations for assuring Philadelphia citizens that the School District operates with integrity.

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