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Notebook editor to receive Gimper Award at gala

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Public School Notebook editor Paul Socolar is one of six awardees to be honored by the Urban Education Fund at its April Gimper Awards ceremony.

The Gimper Awards honor community members who "have gone beyond the call of duty in contributing in a positive way to an educational agenda having an impact on urban youth." Socolar was chosen for his leadership at the Notebook, which recently completed its first decade of informing and involving the community on education issues through this publication.

Also receiving awards from the Urban Education Fund this year are Robert W. Bogle of the Philadelphia Tribune, U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah, Carol Clark Lawrence of PNC Bank, Susan Lytle of the Philadelphia Writing Project, and prominent Philadelphia educator Dorothy Sumners Rush.

The Gimper Awards Gala is held April 9, from 7 to midnight at the Pyramid Club at 1735 Market Street, and tickets benefit enrichment opportunities and academic supports for young people. For more information, call the Urban Education Fund at 215-877-5394.