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The nominating panel for the School District of Philadelphia announced the names of 18 additional candidates, in addition to the 27 announced Feb. 26, to be considered for the new school board in a public meeting on March 16. Mayor Kenney requested they submit an additional 18 names on March 8. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

After Mayor Kenney’s request for additional candidates in an effort to ensure the diversity of the new school board, the nominating panel presented 18 additional names on March 16 at a public meeting at City Hall. 

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Movimiento 'Opt-out' cobra fuerza en Filadelfia

 02/24/2015 - 12:26
Movimiento 'Opt-out' cobra fuerza en Filadelfia

El foro informativo "Test-In” & Forum on High Stakes Testing se llevará a cabo en el Free Library of Philadelphia este jueves 26 de febrero. El foro espera reunir a padres, maestros, estudiantes y administradores del distrito para "examinar los efectos negativos de los exámenes estandarizados", según el anuncio del evento.


400 puestos vacantes de maestros en el Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia

 02/02/2015 - 12:13

South Philadelphia High School. Foto: Samantha Madera/ AL DÍA News

El salario inicial para profesores sin experiencia es de $45.360. En particular buscan a maestros con experiencia en matemáticas de secundaria (grados 5-12), ciencias de secundaria (grados 5-12), educación especial, arte, música y los últimos grados de primaria (grados 5-6).


Interview: How to turn around Latino educational outcomes

 02/02/2015 - 05:30
Cory Notestine, at podium receives the 2015 School Counselor of the Year in Washington, D.C. Photo: Elianne Ramos

To discuss the complex interplay among individual, institutional, and family factors affecting Latina/o students, and what to do to address these, I recently had the honor to speak to Cory Notestine, a school counselor whose initiatives have helped raised the graduation rate in his school district, expanded access to college courses, and increased engagement with parents.


Philly puts standardized testing to the test

 01/23/2015 - 11:12
Philly puts standardized testing to the test

With the recent appointment of a new Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, council members Quiñones-Sánchez, Squilla, and Blackwell have called upon the School Reform Commission to formally request a waiver for this school year, and to begin a review of the long-term strategy to reform the use of standardized testing.

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Ana Gamboa