The Hall Monitor Archive: January, 2011

Snow shuts down city schools today

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Due to the inclement weather, all School District of Philadelphia schools and administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, January 27... Read more

Eight teachers to receive "Hero" award tomorrow

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Philadelphia teachers continue to make us proud. Eight of them won the "Teacher As Hero" award earlier this month. The award, sponsored by... Read more

West Philly student to sit with first lady

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Last September, West Philadelphia High student Brandon Ford and his team of automotive engineers traveled to the nation’s capital to... Read more

Four district whistleblowers return

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Four of the six employees Superintendent Arlene Ackerman suspended last month after news got out about a controversial contract returned to... Read more

Have you seen Chelsea Ramsey?

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UPDATE, MONDAY, 10:30 p.m.: Police are now considering Chelsea Ramsey, a 12-year-old who’s been missing since Jan. 15, as a runaway... Read more

Education news nuggets

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The following are tidbits from The Education Policy and Leadership Center. Parents school options may expand under proposed legislation Democratic... Read more

Charter school students: targets or violent participants?

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In Monday's Daily News (p. 24), charter school CEO Veronica Joyner said the reason why a group of charter school students from Boys' Latin... Read more

Reading may be fundamental, but report says writing beats test stress

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Since at a young age, I loved to write. Poetry, short stories, songs, haikus, if I could write it, I would. It was therapeutic. It was certainly... Read more