Delco Times Heron’s Nest Blog by Editor Phil Heron Thursday, November 17, 2016
Here's something to ponder as you head to your local beer distributor to buy a six-pack.
No, that's not a typo. You can do that now. You can also buy a six-pack at many local supermarkets. Even a bottle of wine. But you can't buy beer at the Wawa or 7-Eleven. Unless you happen to live out in Concord, where Wawa is starting to dabble with beer sales at one of their wine stores. Pennsylvania is slowly but surely crawling out of the Dark Ages.
State Sen. Scott Wagner is a Republican who represents portions of York County in the Pennsylvania Senate.
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Medium.com by Jeanne Allen, Center for Education Reform November 16, 2016
The failure of Massachusetts voters to lift the artificial cap created to prevent more charter schools from educating vastly more children is tragic, yet not unexpected. I am not only disappointed in the outcome, but disappointed in the cause. The failure was not because the unions and opponents fought so hard, but because we failed to fight on the very front that caused the biggest upset in presidential history. Donald Trump won the American people’s support because he recognized that beyond the cities and poor communities that often get the most attention from federal, state and local policymakers were a nation of people of all colors, at all income levels, who are left out of the equation.
Education and the Commercial Mindset
by Samuel E. Abrams
Harvard University Press, 417 pp., $39.95
School Choice: The End of Public Education?
by Mercedes K. Schneider
Teachers College Press, 204 pp., $35.95 (paper)William Eggleston/David Zwirner Books
William Eggleston: Untitled, circa 1983–1986; from the exhibition ‘The Democratic Forest,’ on view at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York City, until December 17, 2016. The catalog is published by David Zwirner Books. For more on Eggleston’s work, see Alexander Nemerov’s essay on the NYR Daily at www.nybooks.com/eggleston.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm: Chester County IU 24
(455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335)
Join us for a public forum featuring state, city and civic leaders sponsored by Philadelphia Media Network, the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Drexel University's School of Education.
Creese Student Center 3210 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
It's been 15 years since the state took control of Philadelphia's schools and created the School Reform Commission. Since then, the SRC has been a polarizing presence in the city.
With the recent resignation of two members of the commission and the term of a third expiring soon, the future of the SRC and the issue of school governance is once again at the forefront of the civic dialogue. Is the SRC the only model to consider? Should Philadelphia create an elected school board, or should the governing body be controlled by the Mayor? Are there models in other cities that could help us rethink our own school governance? The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Philadelphia Media Network -- owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com, and Drexel University's School of Education are hosting a public forum on this critical issue.
RSVP - Admission is free, but you must register in advance. Register now, and find out more about the panelists and other details at our registration page. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-should-run-philadelphias-schools-tickets-28926705555
Join school directors around the country at the conference designed to give you the tools to advocate successfully on behalf of public education.
- NSBA will help you develop a winning advocacy strategy to help you in Washington, D.C. and at home.
- Attend timely and topical breakout sessions lead by NSBA’s knowledgeable staff and outside experts.
- Expand your advocacy network by swapping best practices, challenges, and successes with other school board members from across the country.
Plan to join public education leaders for networking and learning at the 2017 NSBA Annual Conference, March 25-27 in Denver, CO. General registration is now open at https://www.nsba.org/conference/registration. A conference schedule, including pre-conference workshops, is available on the NSBA website.