The Notebook’s annual Turning the Page for Change celebration is coming up. The event will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad St. Admission is $75.
This year, the Notebook will honor documentary photographer Harvey Finkle. For more than a quarter-century, Finkle has created images that deal with social, political, cultural, and educational issues. He has been photographing for the Notebook for 15 years. At the event, the Notebook will present a display of his photos and hold a silent auction of several pieces.
Chambers of Commerce questions Philly mayoral candidates. The Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia mayoral candidates grill business leaders on how to attract talent and promote innovation. Philadelphia Business Journal
Management skills a must. Inquirer
Officials react to Gov. Wolf's budgetary proposal. The Philadelphia Tribune
Wolf's budget boosts education funding. The Philadelphia Tribune
Supporting wider success for students. Inquirer
Black girls carry extra burdens to stay in school. The Philadelphia Tribune.
Inexcusable absences. New Republic
Could it be that the teaching profession isn't pink enough. The Hechinger Report
Outrage: High-Stakes Testing in Kindergarten. Diane Ravitch's blog
Students compete to win 21st annual spelling bee. The Philadelphia Tribune
Black girls are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher consequences than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies.
The study, called Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underpotected, compares 2011-12 data on out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, and school-related arrests for White and Black girls in New York City and Boston, and explains the adverse consequences of the disparities.
The data showed that in Boston, Black girls are 11 times more likely to be disciplined than White girls and 12 times more likely to be suspended. In New York City, Black girls were 10 times more likely to be disciplined and 10 times more likely to be suspended than White girls.
Nutter calls for 9-percent property tax hike in budget. Philadelpiha Tribune
It's been a good week for Phila. schools. Inquirer
Does Michael Nutter's Property Tax Stand a Chance? Philadelphia Magazine
Editorial: Start with Nutter's idea. Inquirer
DN Editorial: Does $105 million = education? Daily News
Charter school advocates howling mad over Wolf's budget. Pennsylvania Independent
Opinion: Charters. Inquirer
The Drama of the SRC. The Philadelphia Citizen
Rendell Center moves to Penn. Inquirer
A source of solace. South Philly Review
Before City Hall closed its doors early due to the snow on Thursday, Mayor Nutter proposed a budget that included a "9.34 percent property tax millage rate increase to raise $105 million to support Philadelphia school children." (Translation for the jargon-impaired: property-tax hike.)
You can read Nutter's full address via this PDF.