The Notebook’s Spring Edition online

Posted by on March 23, 2009

The Notebook entire spring edition is now available on our site. This edition is focused on keeping students on track and what we can do to help students before they drop out. The edition also features four web extras available only on our site. You can also check out our prior dropout coverage from 2007 and 2008. Check our multimedia page soon for an audio slideshow of the students from the spring edition cover story, No Easy Road.

Our blog has new content every day. Today Dale Mezzacappa posted about the proposed closing of William Penn High School. She wrote about Ruth Wright Hayre, who was principal of William Penn in the ’50s and ’60s and the first African American principal in Philadelphia. WhenWilliam Penn moved to a brand new building, the District invested in new construction, but “[t]here was never the will or the resources to develop the programs, train the teachers, include parents and students in planning – in other words, do the hard work of re-shaping education for a mostly impoverished African American neighborhood.” Read the full post here.

You can also find all of our blogs and news coverage of Imagine 2014, the District’s strategic plan, in one place.

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