Friday, September 2, 2011

SAVE THE DATE: Delaware County Multi District PTO “Meet the Legislators” forum, October 13, 7- 9:30pm at the Upper Darby School District Performing Arts Center

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An event similar to this was held by the PTO's from all 12 Chester County school districts in May. It drew more than 800 public education stakeholders to meet with their legislators.  Will keep you posted as more details emerge.

SAVE THE DATE: Delaware County Multi District PTO "Meet the Legislators" forum, October 13, 7- 9:30pm at the Upper Darby School District Performing Arts Center. 601 N Lansdowne Avenue Drexel Hill.

The topic will be Pennsylvania's State budget as well as other proposed legislation that will affect district funding and the impact to our school districts, our students and communities. The format will be a discussion followed by question and answers.


Posted on Thu, Sep. 1, 2011

A plan first, then a superintendent

Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion By Susan Gobreski
Susan Gobreski is the executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, a public interest advocacy organization and the mother of three Philadelphia school children.

As we begin the search for a new superintendent in Philadelphia, we need to first crystallize what we want and then hire someone to carry out a program-centered plan. It is the programs that need our focus, not the individual. In that spirit, here are a few priorities that can change the quality of our children's education.


Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2011 5:00 am

Bensalem District begins 'difficult conversation'

Bucks County Courier Times By James McGinnis , Staff writer | 
The ethnic makeup of Bensalem is changing, more local families are falling into poverty, and the school district must come to terms with stereotypical and racist rhetoric expressed by some parents and teachers.

FORBES 8/31/2011 @ 10:03AM

Diane Ravitch On How To Fix K-12

To improve education, the first thing needed is a sense of modesty and scale. Education is a complex activity that involves students, teachers, administrators, parents, legislators, and the mass media. No single program will produce fast change. It won't happen, and you will be disappointed.

American Schools in Crisis

Saturday Evening Post By Diane Ravitch, August 16, 2011
If you read the news magazines or watch TV, you might get the impression that American education is deep in a crisis of historic proportions. The media tell you that other nations have higher test scores than ours and that they are shooting past us in the race for global competitiveness. The pundits say it's because our public schools are overrun with incompetent, lazy teachers who can't be fired and have a soft job for life.
Don't believe it. It's not true.

Re:education in Baltimore blog by Edit Barry

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