This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
The Notebook’s profile just keeps on growing.
Over the past year and a half, Philadelphians have turned to the Notebook for coverage and analysis of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s Renaissance Schools initiative. Whether it was the District’s disastrous effort to pair West Philadelphia High with outside management, an inside look at Mastery Charter’s approach to overhauling Smedley Elementary, or the backdoor dealing at Martin Luther King High – you read about it here first.
Now, national audiences will have the same opportunity.
And now, you will have easy access to similar stories from Chicago, Denver, and New York City. As part of a new content collection launched last month, Ed Week will be collecting stories from the Notebook, Catalyst Chicago, Education News Colorado, and GothamSchools. The partnership will provide one-stop shopping for readers who want both up to date information and informed insight into the growing school turnaround movement, says Education Week’s Assistant Managing Director, Stacy Morford.
“The best way to help readers see how the federal government’s school-turnaround push is playing out nationwide is to dive deep into the communities where these changes are most prominent,” said Morford. “Philadelphia’s Renaissance program has been a leader in turnaround efforts, and the Notebook’s coverage has been key to staying on top of the news there.”