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Highlights from last night's SRC meeting

By Wendy Harris on Apr 17, 2015 03:22 PM

Tensions ran high at last night’s School Reform Commission meeting, where members of the student group Youth United for Change were escorted out of the auditorium by school police. Many had come to the meeting to protest the District's plan to close Kensington Urban Education Academy and merge it with Kensington International Business. Ultimately, the five-member panel voted unanimously to suspend part of the public school code in order to accelerate the school's closing process.

But that wasn't the only thing that happened at yesterday's meeting. In case you missed it, here are some other important highlights we are featuring that were tweeted by others at the meeting.

Lindback Foundation honors 7 Philadelphia principals

By Wendy Harris on Apr 14, 2015 02:15 PM

Seven principals will be honored this afternoon with the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation’s Distinguished Principal Award.

The annual award honors outstanding principals who have made great leadership and humanitarian contributions to their schools and communities. Each recipient will receive a $20,000 stipend to use in improving their school communities.

Point Breeze gets new parent-resource centers

By Wendy Harris on Apr 8, 2015 12:23 PM

Two new resource centers opened in South Philadelphia in March, providing a two-generation approach to tackling poverty in the Point Breeze section of the city.

The iParent@Diversified Resource Centers, funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation, operate out of early childhood education centers in Dixon Learning Academy and Western Learning Center.

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 

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