We recently identified several stories on our site that did not comply with Chalkbeat’s editorial standards. After a comprehensive review by Chalkbeat and an independent investigator, we found 24 Chalkbeat Philadelphia articles containing verbatim language from previously published works and press releases without the proper attribution.
We take plagiarism very seriously, and prohibit the practice in our Code of Ethics. We apologize for this breach of trust. The articles are being updated with the appropriate attribution. Each one will be topped with an editor’s note that denotes the specific changes we made to the original article. The stories will be linked here when they are updated.
We will reiterate our policies around plagiarism and attribution at a fall training session and during onboarding of new employees.
Chalkbeat will continue to strive for the highest journalistic standards. And we recognize that those standards demand being transparent about our mistakes and missteps.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Nicole Avery Nichols
Stories updated as of November 1, 2022:
- Philadelphia school renamed for Fanny Jackson Coppin, former enslaved woman and educator
- Award-winning Philadelphia principals talk pandemic, school leadership
- Noe Ortega to resign as Pennsylvania’s education secretary
- Philadelphia’s Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush gets National Blue Ribbon award
- Here’s what Philadelphia parents think of Watlington’s listening sessions
- Pennsylvania aims to reverse decline in new teachers, diversify K-12 workforce
- Philly’s Black charter school leaders vow to push back after board votes
- Target areas for Philly’s latest round of COVID aid? Staffing, learning loss, and asbestos
- Universal masking returns to Philadelphia schools Monday
- Want to know the condition of a Philly school building? New map to help.
- Philadelphia saw a surge in midyear teacher resignations, data shows
- ‘We are worried’: Only 9% of Philadelphia youth ages 5 to 11 have received COVID vaccine
- ‘It’s going to take all of us’: Philly district attorney joins effort to keep students safe
- Parents, teachers protest building conditions day before Philadelphia students return to school
- Just 32% of Philadelphia third graders read on grade level. Freedom Schools Literacy Academy could be a model to change that.
- ‘Sanctuary’ resolution aimed to protect immigrant students gets unanimous approval by Philadelphia school board
- City officials expand free internet access to Philadelphia prekindergarten students
- ‘Mentoring helped me’: Philadelphia to expand initiative pairing Black students with safety officers
- New school board member talks goals for Philadelphia students, lawsuit by former affiliate group ACLU
- Despite challenges, Martin Luther King’s legacy lives on at namesake school in Philadelphia
- Pennsylvania schools to commit to safety measures as COVID cases rise
- Teaching Black Lives Matter virtually? Some Philadelphia teachers say it can be done.
- ‘It’s a difficult time’: Assuring safe virtual spaces for Philadelphia LGBTQ students
- Internet trauma: Watching police brutality online may be triggering for some Philadelphia students