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Notebook to honor photographer Harvey Finkle at annual celebration

By Wendy Harris on Mar 17, 2015 12:22 PM

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.

Notes from the news, Mar. 9

By thenotebook on Mar 9, 2015 08:53 AM

Mayoral candidates talk wages, schools, housing. Inquirer

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 

Budgets, branding, and Dr. Seuss: NinetyNine's mayoral campaign-coverage week in review. NewsWorks

Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver counting on his youth, voters' desire for change. Inquirer

Management skills a must. Inquirer

School district whistle-blower finally has date in court. Inquirer

Officials react to Gov. Wolf's budgetary proposal. The Philadelphia Tribune

Pa. House Approves Legislation That Would Strengthen Charter Schools Statewide. CBSPhilly

Wolf's budget boosts education funding. The Philadelphia Tribune 

Supporting wider success for students. Inquirer

Study investigates high discipline rates among black girls. Notebook

Black girls carry extra burdens to stay in school. The Philadelphia Tribune

A survey: Tell us about the educational technology at your school. Notebook

Rendell Center for civic education moving to Annenberg at Penn. Notebook

Inexcusable absences. New Republic

Could it be that the teaching profession isn't pink enough. The Hechinger Report

Words of Philadelphia Children Become Part Of New Requiem For Sandy Hook Victims. CBSPhilly

Constance Clayton still a Philadelphia force - in art. Inquirer

Start early to have girls consider STEM careers. Inquirer

4 Ways to Engage Digitally Distracted Students. edSurge

Opinion: Stop Calling America's Classrooms a 'War Zone'. edSurge

Outrage: High-Stakes Testing in Kindergarten. Diane Ravitch's blog

Students compete to win 21st annual spelling bee. The Philadelphia Tribune

Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter Comes To New York. BWOG

Gary Mills, Helping Inner City Kids With Basketball Lessons and More. CBSPhilly

News Summary from Keystone State Education Coalition 


Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

By Camden Copeland on Mar 6, 2015 12:34 PM

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.

Philly mayoral candidates react to Nutter's budget proposal

By Brian Hickey for NewsWorks on Mar 5, 2015 05:59 PM

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.

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