Gov. Corbett is authorizing a $265 million advance to the Philadelphia School District.
This is an early disbursement of money that the district was already scheduled to receive, and thus does not erase the district's $81 million budget gap.
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The Philly schools merry-go-round Daily News
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DN Editorial: As the layoff clock ticks. Daily News
Recasting At-Risk Students as Leaders. Education Week
Why did Temple ditch the SATs? Inquirer
Business or pleasure, Mr. Mayor? Inquirer
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.
How Common Is Drug Use in Your School? New York Times
Adding School Districts Into the Home Buying Equation Jewish Exponent
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.