Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Harrisburg teachers lack basics like pencils and paper in classrooms

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Harrisburg teachers lack basics like pencils and paper in classrooms

Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 10:53 PM 
Shortages of basic classroom supplies are hindering efforts by teachers in the Harrisburg School District.  Sherri Magnuson, president of the Harrisburg Education Association, told the school board Monday night that teachers are buying their own supplies, including pencils and paper.

Student Support Should Be Our Top Priority in Dealing with School Violence
City School Stories Blog, Notes from the Field,  by Frank Murphy September 20, 2011
In late March of this year, a seven part investigative series on school violence, titled Assault on Learning, was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  This report provided a comprehensive and balanced looked at the problems created in classrooms across the city as the result of the disruptive and sometimes criminal behavior of a small group of juvenile offenders

Another side of education funding - school-bus ads
By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer, Posted on Tue, Sep. 20, 2011
Could bus-side advertisements for brand-name sneaks spare little feet from having to trudge a couple of miles to school?

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Rupert Murdoch giving keynote at Jeb Bush's ed reform summit

Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss
The man chosen to give the breakfast keynote address on the second day of the upcoming National Summit on Education Reform 2011: Education Everywhere , is none other than ... media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

PA PASS (Parent Advocates for Public Education to Achieve Student Success)
Legislative Forum in Delaware County Thursday October 13th at 7:00 pm
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave. Drexel Hill
If you are in southeastern PA, please consider filling up a car with school parents and attending this meeting.  Please ask attendees to RSVP in advance at    If you are not close by, consider joining with your neighboring school districts to hold a similar event.  If you are interested in helping out please contact Marian Rucci, Delco PA PASS County Coordinator at

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