Education Action Calendar for Week of November 16th


Monday: PCAPS charter school task force meeting at ACTION United office, 648 N. Broad st., 5PM

Tuesday: The 15 member Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission, is making its first and only trip to Philadelphia. Because these “hearings” have not permitted public testimony, PCCY is having people’s hearings at noon. Meet at City hall at noon to join with others to give testimony.

At l p.m. POWER plans a related action on the 2nd floor, Mayor’s Reception Room, where they will challenge the commission to allow for public testimony and, if denied, will testify themselves. Please come out in solidarity with both of these actions if you can.

Wednesday: Public hearing before Philadelphia City Council’s Education Committee on the costs of high stakes, standardized testing, 3-5pm Philadelphia City Council Chambers, Room 400, 4th Floor City Hall, 1401 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107 *Enter at the NE Corner, Bring Photo ID The hearings are sponsored by APPS and testimony from parents, students and educators is welcome. Go to the facebook event page for more information: Here is the Facebook Event:

Thursday PCAPS meeting to kick off Campaign for Sustainable Community Schools. 4pm, Arch St. Methodist, Broad and Arch St. Video, panel of parents, student and educator talking about why we need community schools. After, we will go to the SRC meeting to testify about the need to target School Improvement Grant money for community schools.

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