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(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

School District Postpones West Kensington Elementary School’s Charter Vote

The Philadelphia School District has postponed a parents’ vote scheduled for Thursday on whether a West Kensington elementary school should be converted to a charter.

04/28/2014

KIPP Dubois Collegiate Academy (credit: CBS)

Cops: Loaded Gun Found In Student’s School Bag Inside Charter School In Philly

A student is in police custody after investigators say a loaded gun was found in his possession inside a Philadelphia school Wednesday morning.

01/15/2014

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Jury Deliberations Continue in $6.7M Charter School Fraud Case

The jury in a charter school fraud case in Philadelphia will return to its deliberations in the morning, with the potential of losing some jurors by Friday.

12/18/2013

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No Verdict in $6.7M Charter School Fraud Case in Philadelphia

Jurors in a charter school fraud case in Philadelphia are indicating that they may be hung up on portions of the case, but the judge has told them to keep at it.

12/17/2013

(The Philadelphia School Reform Commission, at Friday's meeting.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

With Founder On Trial For Fraud, 2 Charter Renewals Denied By SRC

The School Reform Commission last night failed to renew the charters of two schools founded by a woman who is on trial on fraud charges.

11/22/2013

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Charter School In Philadelphia Abruptly Closes Its Doors

A charter school in Philadelphia announced Friday, via its website, that it is closing its doors effective immediately due to “safety concerns and financial instability.”

10/11/2013

Andre Agassi cuts the ribbon at KIPP Elementary Academy. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Andre Agassi Cuts Ribbon At Philadelphia Charter School He Helped Fund

Tennis Hall of Famer Andre Agassi has joined with a real estate company to create a fund for charter schools to find suitable buildings.

01/25/2012

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Philadelphia Charter School Holding Shoe Recycling Drive

Wondering what to do with your old smelly sneakers? Why not recycle them? One local charter school is hoping you’ll do just that.

09/18/2011

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New Book By Widener University Staff Looks At Improving The Quality Of Life In Chester

Michael Ledoux, Widener’s director of the Center for Education, co-edited the book Civic Engagement and Service Learning in a Metropolitan University: Multiple Approaches and Perspectives.

07/31/2011

Philadelphia Judge: No Expulsion For Kindergarten Touching

A judge has overturned a kindergartner’s expulsion from a Philadelphia charter school for touching his teacher on the thigh.

06/13/2011

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Philadelphia Police Work To Arrest Thief In Security Guard Uniform

Philadelphia Police are working to identify and arrest a burglar they say has been passing off a a school security guard.

04/09/2011

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Philadelphia Charter School Lottery Leaves Many Parents Disappointed

The tension was thick in the cafeteria of the Independence Charter School at 16th and Locust in Center City.

03/12/2011

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