Notes from the news, Sept. 18
By Anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 09:51 AM
Pa. official: Vacancy hurts Phila. schools The Inquirer
Philadelphia's Office of the Safe Schools Advocate is back in the news as the state's auditor general says the office must be restored.
Get junk food out of schools The Inquirer (opinion)
Two leaders in the Philadelphia health and food worlds write about how "once we get the junk food out of schools, we can start concentrating on getting fresh fruits and vegetables in."
One Crisis Down, Next Up: The School District budget meltdown YoungPhillyPolitics.com
Helen Gym blogs about the next doomsday budget, the one for the School District.
See also: Back to the drawing board: huge deficit means it's time to re-engage the public, re-establish priorities The Notebook blog
A Kensington Middle School Thanks Cole Hamels for His Donation KYW
Philies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi Hamels toured Stetson Middle School to see how the school used the $50,000 their foundation donated to it in May.
See also: Hamelses hit a homer at W. Kensington school The Inquirer
Assist by pitcher Cole & Heidi Hamels is a hit at Stetson school Daily News
Stars in sports and business motivate young boys Philadelphia Tribune
The dropout prevention event earlier this week, Whatever It Takes, for minority boys showed them a "glimpse of life as a hero."