Pennsylvania

For many families choosing high schools, it’s either magnet or charter

By thenotebook by Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks Chrislie Dor, a budding poet at age 14, stands like Frost’s narrator at a fork in the road. The paths diverge not in a yellow wood, but instead the concrete jungle that is Philadelphia public education. Looking down one bend as far as she can, Chrislie sees the School District’s selective-admission magnet high schools. Looking down the othe... »

Over jeers and shouts, SRC suspends parts of school code

Over jeers and shouts, SRC suspends parts of school code

By Dale Mezzacappa Entering the overflowing room to a chorus of boos, struggling to be heard above the derisive shouts of hundreds of teachers, students and parents, the School Reform Commission voted Thursday to suspend parts of the Pennsylvania School Code. Image: …read more Source: The Notebook        Related articles SRC Votes To Suspend School Code, Bypassing Union Seniority Rules ... »

Philly school principals are appealing directly to parents for cash

Philly school principals are appealing directly to parents for cash

By thenotebook by Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks “Free” public education just got a bit more expensive for parents at Center City’s Greenfield Elementary School. Feeling a pinch from the Philadelphia School District’s budget shortfall, Greenfield principal Dan Lazar has sent parents an “urgent request” asking families to contribute $613 per student. read more ̷... »

Weekend Edition – Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for April 13, 2013: Campbell’s law and Rhee-visiting the DC test cheating scandal

By Lawrence A. Feinberg Daily postings from the Keystone State Education Coalition now reach more than 1900 Pennsylvania education policymakers – school directors, administrators, legislators, legislative and congressional staffers, PTO/PTA officers, parent advocates, teacher leaders, education professors, members of the press and a broad array ofSource: Keystone State Education Coalition    »

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