Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 19, 2013: Ravitch and Rhee: Two Near-Opposite Views for Fixing Philadelphia Schools

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South Philadelphia High School now has two guidance counselors for a projected enrollment of 1,500 students — a ratio that''s actually much more favorable than those elsewhere in the district. Ravitch spoke at Philadelphia ''s Free Library Tuesday night about her new book, "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America ''s Public Schools." It appears that Philadelphia has reached it.

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Buffalo Wild Wings and Its Parent Inspire Brands - How Will They Navigate This "Starbucks" Type Crisis?

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The complaint also claims discrimination in employment practices and a hostile work environment.  " Many recall the outrage in April 2018 when two African-American men sat in a Philadelphia Starbucks and did not order.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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schools funding formula WHYY Newsworks By Holly Otterbein, @hollyotterbein September 11, 2013 Pennsylvania lawmakers met in Philadelphia Tuesday to talk about educating funding, just a day after the city''s schools opened amid major cutbacks. Philadelphia ’s per-pupil spending consistently lags the average in surrounding districts by $2,000-$3,000. Honest, that''s his title in the continuing drama of the Philadelphia school crisis.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 6, 2013: Pennsylvania is a national poster child for why charter schools need better oversight

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link] “According to the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks, 33 of the 37 lawmakers who represent the 21 districts that received extra funds are legislative leaders, committee chairs, vice chairs or secretaries.” small and rural schools speak out for Philly funding WHYY Newsworks By Elizabeth Fiedler @EAFiedler September 5, 2013 Philadelphia schools are locked in a funding crisis. 10 th in Philadelphia HARRISBURG, Sept. Philadelphia.

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Famous Speech Friday: Mary Ann Shadd Cary's 1858 "Break Every Yoke"

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary--abolitionist, feminist, teacher, newspaper editor, lawyer--gave one of her most popular speeches at the Philadelphia Colored Convention in 1855. Read your speech aloud to yourself as you practice.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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The report shows that Pennsylvania is in the minority when it comes to basic budgeting practices used by most states. districts on strike The Associated Press POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 9:37 AM PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Teachers in at least three Pennsylvania districts are on strike. link] Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Media Advisory and Background for September 23rd Pennsylvania School Funding Press Event

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The report shows that Pennsylvania is in the minority when it comes to basic budgeting practices used by most states. link] Read the Education Law Center report: Funding, Formulas, and Fairness: What Pennsylvania Can Learn From Other States'' Education Funding Formulas “According to the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks, 33 of the 37 lawmakers who represent the 21 districts that received extra funds are legislative leaders, committee chairs, vice chairs or secretaries.”

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

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According to the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks, 33 of the 37 lawmakers who represent the 21 districts that received extra funds are legislative leaders, committee chairs, vice chairs or secretaries.” George Jackson, spokesman for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, said the union has made the decision because Nutter and PFT president Jerry Jordan have scheduled a private meeting this week. "We

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 24, 2013: Education advocates demand equitable school funding formula

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AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says inadequate funding for Pennsylvania ’s largest school district is potentially damaging the futures of the students and the economy of the city and state. Read more: [link] Zogby: There''s talk in Harrisburg of vesting SRC with taxing power thenotebook by Holly Otterbein for NewsWorks on Sep 23 2013 Could the state-controlled Philadelphia School Reform Commission soon decide how much city residents pay in sales taxes?

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

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school grant rankle many Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: Monday, September 2, 2013 , 1:08 AM When it comes to educating Philadelphia ''s public school children, what constitutes "reform" of the system? That''s because Corbett won''t release a $45 million grant the School District of Philadelphia needs until his education secretary decides reforms have begun to make the schools better and more fiscally sound. Philadelphia teachers are professionals.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 20, 2013: If you are involved with policy regarding charter schools you need to read SRC member Joseph Dworetsky’s lucid analysis of their financial impact on school districts (and taxpayers).

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While the main attractions will be liquor privatization, transportation funding and other statewide concerns, some folks around here are looking to Harrisburg to resolve a standoff in Philadelphia City Hall. Mayor Michael Nutter wants City Council to pass a bill to implement legislation enacted by state lawmakers last spring making an increase in Philadelphia ''s sales tax permanent and putting most of the money into the schools.

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Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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These are the laments of the contemporary professoriate, daily confronted with a generation of digital natives whose work practices and patterns of attention appear to be multifocal, multivocal, and driven to distraction. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.