Pennsylvania Education Crisis News Highlights

A daily digest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and national links about the crisis in public eduction.

Ken Derstine, Editor



The Mythology of Tenure


June 23, 2014

Richard Migliore



Series on innovative schools leaves out messy details

June 20, 2014

Lisa Haver

Be sure to read the discussion in the dozens of comments.




Transcripts and Audio of APPS Members testimony to the School Reform Commission - June 19, 2014 (in order of appearance)


Deborah Grill

Save money by Opting Out

Audio


Lisa Haver

The SRC Must Call On Harrisburg to Act

Audio


Karel Kilimnik

We Need An Elected School Board

Audio


Carol Heinsdorf

Student and Family Privacy Concerns

Audio





Take Action on Full and Fair Funding Now

Examiner - June 11, 2014

Tamarah Andersone



The Reality of Health Emergencies

Philadelphia Public School Notebook - June 5, 2014

Eileen Difranco



Why do schoolchildren suddenly die?

Philadelphia Public School Notebook - May 23, 2014

Eileen Difranco





Transcripts and Audio of APPS Members testimony to the School Reform Commission - April 30, 2014 (In the order that they testified.)


Karel Kilimnik

SRC Churn


Lisa Haver

The SRC Needs to Be Abolished


Alison McDowel

This Is Child Abuse

Eileen DeFranco

Tonight We Witnessed the Death of Our Public School System

Deborah Grill

SRC Budget Priorities

Richard Migliore

It's Time to Stand Up for Children






Karel Kilimnik Missing: Transparency at the SRC

Philadelphia Public School Notebook - April 30, 2014




Transcripts and Audio of APPS Members testimony to the School Reform Commission - May 29th, 2014


Keys to Success

Barbara Dowdall

Click here for the audio of Barbara's testimony.



Certified Nurses of Public Schools Are Saving Lives!

Eileen Duffey

Click here for audio of Eileen's testimony.


SRC Given Test

Lisa Haver

Click here for audio of Lisa's testimony.


Student Privacy

Carol Heinsdorf

Click here for audio of Carol's testimony.


More Questions

Karel Kilimnik

Click here or audio of Karel's testimony.


Reading Program for Steele School & Every School with Low Test Scores

Richard Migliore

Click here fro audio of Richard's testimony.




The education of children cannot be uniform


Eileen Difranco

Philadelphia Notebook for Public Education - May 14, 2014




APPS Members testimony at the Philadelphia City Council Budget Hearings - May 7, 2014


Pennsylvania Must Meet Its Constitutional Responsibility

Lisa Haver


Fair Funding for Philadelphia's Schools


Richard Migliore


Take Action on Full and Fair Funding Now
Examiner - June 11, 2014
Tamarah Anderson



The Reality of Health Emergencies
Philadelphia Public School Notebook - June 5, 2014
Eileen Difranco



Why do schoolchildren suddenly die?
Philadelphia Public School Notebook - May 23, 2014
Eileen Difranco





Transcripts and Audio of APPS Members testimony to the School Reform Commission - May 29th, 2014

Keys to Success

Barbara Dowdall

Click here for the audio of Barbara's testimony.


Certified Nurses of Public Schools Are Saving Lives!

Eileen Duffey

Click here for audio of Eileen's testimony.


SRC Given Test

Lisa Haver

Click here for audio of Lisa's testimony.


Student Privacy

Carol Heinsdorf

Click here for audio of Carol's testimony.


More Questions

Karel Kilimnik

Click here or audio of Karel's testimony.


Reading Program for Steele School & Every School with Low Test Scores

Richard Migliore

Click here fro audio of Richard's testimony.



Eileen Difranco

The education of children cannot be uniform

Philadelphia Notebook for Public Education - May 14, 2014


Lisa Haver

Pennsylvania Must Meet Its Constitutional Responsibility

Testimony at the Philadelphia City Council Budget Hearings

May 7, 2014


Richard Migliore

Fair Funding for Philadelphia's Schools

Testimony at the Philadelphia City Council Budget Hearings



May 7, 2014

Richard Migliore

It's Time to Stand Up for Children

Testimony to the SRC

April 30, 2014


Deborah Grill

SRC Budget Priorities

Testimony to the SRC

April 30, 2014


Eileen DeFranco

Tonight We Witnessed the Death of Our Public School System

Testimony to the SRC

April 30, 2014


Alison McDowell

This Is Child Abuse

Testimony to the SRC

April 30, 2014


April 30, 2014

The SRC Needs to Be Abolished

Testimony to the SRC

Lisa Haver


April 30, 2014

SRC Churn

Testimony to the SRC

Karel Kilimnik



April 30, 2014

Missing: Transparency at the SRC

Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Karel Kilimnik



April 24, 2014

Lack of Validity of PSSA Scores

Testimony to the SRC

Richard Migliore


April 24, 2014

Standardized Testing and Critical Thinking

Testimony to the SRC

Tamara Anderson


April 24, 2014

Preparing Philly Kids for College

Testimony to SRC

Neil McDowell


April 24, 2014

Academic Achievement

Testimony to SRC

Deborah Grill


April 24, 2014

Improving Literacy

Testimony to SRC

Barbara Dowdall


April 24, 2014

Student and Family Privacy

GreatPhillySchools Terms and Conditions

Testimony to the SRC

Carol Heinsdorf


April 24, 2014

Equity

Testimony to the SRC

Alison McDowell


April 24, 2014

SRC Procedure

Testimony to the SRC

Lisa Haver


April 24, 2014

Transparency

Testimony to the SRC

Eileen DiFranco




April 21, 2014

Turnover sabotages helpless student

Lisa Haver - Philadelphia Daily News


April 19, 2014

Talking Back to Mark Gleason

Ken Derstine - Defend Public Education!


April 16, 2014

APPS Amicus Curiae Brief

submitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

in support of the PFT's response to the SRC petitioning

to be able to impose working conditions on SDP employees.

The link to the APPS brief is here.

Richard Migliore


April 7, 2014

Dump the Losers

Tamarah Anderson - Examiner


April 7, 2014

Philadelphia Education Town Hall with AERA and APPS

Tamarah Anderson - Examiner


March 27, 2014

Eileen Difranco asks the SRC some questions.

Eileen Difranco - SRC testimony


March 27, 2014

Karel Kilimnik provides answers to some of Eileen's questions since the SRC won't.

Karel Kilimnik - March 27, 2014


March 24, 2014

Poverty is no excuse, but it should never be overlooked

Eileen Defranco - Philadelphia Public School Notebook



March 20, 2014

The 5 W's of Planning

Barbara Dowdell - SRC Testimony


March 20, 2014

Our Schools Are For Sale

Lisa Haver - SRC Testimony


March 20, 2014

I Have a Question!


Karel Kilimnik - SRC Testimony



March 14, 2014

Accountability, Effectiveness and Transparency of Charter Schools

Testimony by APPS member Richard Migliore, J.D.

to the hearing on Charter schools by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

held at Philadelphia City Hall.


February 27, 2014

Why don't teachers have role in Action Plan 2.0?

Kristin Luebbert @ Philadelphia Daily News


February 27, 2014

Hite's Action Plan: Here's the Reality

Karel Kilimnik @ Philadelphia Daily News


February 20, 2014

The Teachers Working Conditions Are the Student’s Learning Conditions - Lisa Haver


Lisa Haver - SRC Testimony


February 20, 2014

Democracy in Education


Richard Migliore - SRC Testimony


February 20, 2014

Opting Out

Alison McDowell - SRC Testimony


February 20, 2014

Guided Research - Barbara Dowdell


Barbara Dowdell - SRC Testimony


February 20, 2014

Universal Enrollment


Ken Derstine - SRC Testimony


February 14, 2014

Without libraries, how will schools create avid readers?

Eileen DiFranco @ Philadelphia Public School Notebook


February 4, 2014

Observations from a day in Governor Corbett's Harrisburg

Lisa Haver @ APPS Philly


January 24.2014

Invest in school libraries

Stephen Krashen@Schools Matter


January 24, 2014

What's become of our comprehensive high schools?

Eileen DiFranco @ Philadelphia Public School Notebook


January 18, 2014

Corbett is a no show so what's next?

Tamara Anderson @ Examiner


January 16, 2014

The way we're funding schools is too high a price to pay

Lisa Haver @ Philadelphia Daily News


SRC Meeting, Monday, January 13, 2014

Topic: A Single Application and Enrollment Process for All Philly Schools-Pros and Cons

Click here for APPS response to Universal Enrollment (UE)


January 8, 2014

Philadelphia School Partnership

Minutes of Meetings January 2012 to September 2013:

PSCMin-Mtgs 1-5 2012

PSCMin-Mtgs 6-10 2012

PSCMin-Mtgs 0412-0612

PSCMin-Mtgs 0712-1012

PSCMin-Mtgs 1112-0313

PSCMin-Mtgs 0413-0913

[Please note citation of original web address at bottom of each document.]


Readings - 2013