Notes from the news, Jan. 12
By Anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 11:02 AM
Rendell assails proposed school-voucher plan The Inquirer
Rendell praised the state's investments in education and urged new state leadership not to decrease funding or pursue vouchers.
See also: Press Release: Williams, Piccola Unveil School Choice Plan Keystone State Education Coalition
Just 25 District teachers rated unsatisfactory The Notebook blog
The District has a new evaluation system, but that hasn't led to a big change in the number of teachers who ultimately get rated unsatisfactory.
How to make Philadelphia even better, one idea at a time Daily News
This new feature will run every week through Nov. 11 and starts with Mayor Nutter recommending that Philadelphians become graduation coaches.
Turnaround charters: Positive data so far The Notebook blog
Progress reports for the Renaissance Schools that are run by charter operators show improved attendance and fewer serious incidents.
Note: As part of the Notebook partnership with NewsWorks, an audio version of the story by Benjamin Herold will air in news segments at WHYY 91FM today.
Famous Black astronaut visits Taggart students Philadelphia Tribune
This week's Learning Key looks at activities at three schools and reminds students to submit their work to the Learning Key.
See also: Day Elementary boosts diverse activities Philadelphia Tribune
Art classes help Harding students rise Philadelphia Tribune
Learning Key seeking student writing, art submissions Philadelphia Tribune
Our least-consulted experts on education The Inquirer (opinion)
District administrators have been asked for ideas on how to make up a major District budget deficit, but teachers should be asked too.
"A New Year, A New You" Inspires Parents A Broad View
Photos and more from the Les Brown talk to Parents' University.
The Good Things (and they DO exist) A Good Day Teaching blog
Schools get OK to reopen Daily News
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