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Central High RoboLancers compete in robotics championships

By Wendy Harris on May 12, 2015 10:59 AM

Central High School’s robotics team, the RoboLancers, competed at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis in April. Thirty-nine students from the school’s robotics team traveled to the competition, where they showcased their robot that can collect and stack six large plastic storage bins using a chain. The robot was also able to complete other tasks.

Notes from the news, April 27

By thenotebook on Apr 27, 2015 08:51 AM

In a time of austerity, Title I changes cause consternation in schools. Notebook

Candidates ignore city's biggest issue: Pensions. Inquirer

Mayoral debate covers cops, kangaroos, Chip Kelly. Daily News

Is Jim Kenney a True Progressive? Philadelphia Magazine

Officials Suggest Not As Many Parents Opting Their Kids Out Of PARCC Tests As Originally Thought. CBSPhilly

A shuttered school finds new life as art. Inquirer

Shared costs of Pa. community college shift primarily to students. NewsWorks

School-choice advocacy group plans big TV push. Inquirer 

How To Turn Around A Failing School. The Philadelphia Citizen 

Penn Relays serve as touchstone for former high stars. Inquirer

With scant resources, some Philly schools manage to maintain libraries' quiet and quality. NewsWorks

Officials Say One Philadelphia Public School Played Favorites With Enrollments. CBSPhilly

History Class On The Road For Group Of Philadelphia Sixth Graders. CBSPhilly 

Area Schoolkids Compete in Underwater Robotics Challenge. CBSPhilly

Report finds few colleges have a Shakespeare requirement. AP

Philly rolls out bike share program near campus. The Daily Pennsylvanian 

Remembering Edward Robinson, Philadelphia's Great Champion of African Consciousness. Philadelphia Magazine

News Summary from Keystone State Education Coalition


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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.

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