The Hall Monitor Archive: April, 2011

House Bill on reporting incidents moves forward

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Lawmakers are pushing to reestablish the Philadelphia School District’s Safe Schools Advocate and to force schools to report violent... Read more

Blackwell weighs in on slashes to early ed, full-day Kindergarten

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The district's harsh cuts to full-day Kindergarten and early childhood education has got local lawmakers up in arms. But their ire isn't directed... Read more

District budget slashes deep: Nearly 4,000 could lose jobs

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The Philadelphia School District unveiled the details of the cuts needed to overcome a historic $629 million deficit yesterday — and... Read more

Benjamin Franklin students, staff relocated due to health hazard

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Students and staff at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School will be relocated to the main building of the school at 5735 Rising Sun Avenue Monday... Read more

Massachusetts rates teachers based on test scores

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Massachusetts' education commissioner proposed a set of regulations that would radically overhaul the way teachers and administrators are evaluated... Read more

District fires two whistleblowers

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After a months-long investigation, two district employees suspended for blowing the whistle on a procurement contract switch from a white-owned... Read more

Ackerman, Parent University, featured on CNN

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Superintendent Arlene Ackerman is going national when her interview with CNN's education correspondent Steve Perry airs on Anderson Cooper... Read more

Going to college? NFL player Jahri Evans can help

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From Philadelphia School District's blog, A Broad View: NFL Guard and New Orleans Saints player, Jahri Evans, hasn't forgotten where he came... Read more