How Can We Fight Home-Grown Terrorism? Try Civics Class. Politico Magazine
Building a high school that bridges inequity in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The Hechinger Report
Northwest public school parents upset by Mt. Airy charter plan. Chestnut Hill Local
Supreme Court Justices question when and whether diversity will be achieved. The Hechinger Report
State Budget Stalemate, Day 163:
Wolf says he's sticking to budget deal, amid new GOP demand. San Francisco Chronicle
Philadelphia's dirty school problem. Al Jazeera America
Philadelphia’s dirty schools may be making students and teachers sick. Al Jazeera America
Zero tolerance for zero tolerance. Citizen
State Budget Stalemate, Day 162:
House GOP goes its own route in approving a state budget. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Editorial: Two plans but no budget. Bucks County Courier Times
If you have a child who is headed to college, you’re probably thinking, “How am I going to pay for this?”
I don’t have to tell you about rising college costs and the outrageous amount of student loan debt that U.S. students are saddled with each year. So here’s some good news for Philadelphia students. As rich as this city is in history, culture, and cheesesteaks, we are almost as rich in scholarships for high school students.
Here’s a list of some of Philadelphia’s best scholarships for college-bound students.
For the second time in a month, a tentative deal to end Pennsylvania's five-month budget impasse has fallen apart.
Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle came to an agreement late last week that would provide a historic $400 million boost to K-12 education funding by increasing the number of items eligible for sales tax.
Report calls for more investment in neighborhood high schools. Philadelphia Tribune
Should college tuition be free or paid on a sliding scale? Just ask preschool advocates. The Hechinger Report
On the table yet again: proposals to simplify FAFSA. The Hechinger Report
State Budget Stalemate, Day 161:
Extra $101M slated for city schools in budget deal, senator says. Philadelphia Tribune
House and Senate advance competing budget proposals. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wolf, GOP leaders reach tentative budget deal providing historic education boost. NewsWorks/Notebook
5 takeaways from Jim Kenney’s town hall at South Philly High South Philly Review
City, Comcast finally reach a deal. Inquirer
State Budget Stalemate, Day 160
Pottsgrove school taxes will not rise above 3.1%. Mercury News
Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf and top legislative leaders say they've reached an agreement to end the state's budget impasse of more than five months.
The tentative pact includes what would be the largest increase in education spending in at least two decades.
The basic education subsidy would see a $350 million increase, and special education and pre-K funding would each receive a $50 million boost, in addition to $10 million more for Head Start.
William Penn High School is finally coming down. A walk or drive past the site, which covers nine acres in North Philadelphia, is a reminder that the fight to save and revitalize William Penn is really over.
Possible charter operators named for Huey School at 52nd and Pine. West Philly Local
State budget stalemate Day 157:
State may have budget deal soon, Wolf says. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Letters: Budget bravado costing students. Daily News
When you see Naje Taylor behind the counter of The Monkey & the Elephant cafe, his face shows no signs of past scars.
But they're there.
Taylor, who grew up in neighborhoods across South and North Philadelphia, was put into a foster home about a decade ago and has shouldered his way through adolescence with a weary air of indefatigable hope.
The School District of Philadelphia has launched a new website to display the results of a survey offered to parents, students, teachers, and principals at every District and charter school.
The survey was designed to measure and publicize stakeholder feedback, which recent research has found helps provide a more complete evaluation of a school – as opposed to relying solely on standardized test scores.
The site allows users to view responses from individual schools in five categories: leadership, parent/guardian-community ties, professional capacity, climate, and instruction.
When teachers don't go above and beyond. NewsWorks
Reimagining Abandoned Schools. The Atlantic
State budget stalemate Day 156:
More pre-K programs closing amid Pennsylvania budget battle. Education Week
Pennsylvania lawmakers to work weekend in budget stalemate. Lehigh Valley Live
The Philadelphia School Partnership will provide $10.5 million in startup grants to five new charter schools that were approved to open for the 2016-17 year.
PSP will provide $3.3 million to Mastery Charter Schools to open Gillespie, a K-6 campus in North Philadelphia that plans eventually to enroll 588 students – giving admissions preference to students living in the Simon Gratz catchment area.
State budget stalemate Day 155:
Pa. budget talks included expanded sales tax. NewsWorks
Four charter management organizations have applied to take over operations at three District elementary schools and run them as neighborhood-based charters, the School District of Philadelphia announced Tuesday.
Superintendent William Hite proposed Renaissance charter conversion for Cooke, Huey and Wister Elementary Schools on Oct 1.